Canada's first national benchmarking study on diversity and inclusion policies and practices - we need your help!

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Posted on : May 14, 2018

National data on diversity and inclusion practices in Canadian workplaces is lacking. Without this benchmarking information, it is difficult to compare the inclusivity of our workplace to other workplaces in Canada, let alone to other workplaces around the world. The need for national data was also commonly voiced to us during our 2017 EP consultation. 

We heard you and we want to address this knowledge gap. We recognize that benchmarking data is a strong tool to help organizations establish robust diversity and inclusion goals and become a competitive organization within the Canadian labour market. 

In partnership with Dalhousie University, CCDI is hoping to capture national data on the following: 

  • Organizational diversity and inclusion policies and practices
  • The internal and external drivers of diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • The working relationships between CEOs/Senior Leaders and Diversity Managers

Whether you are a CEO/Senior Leader or Diversity and Inclusion Manager, you are in a unique position to contribute to this ground-breaking study. Only you can tell us about your workplace!

The survey will be open from May 14 to June 15, 2018. We are hoping to receive survey responses from both target groups from the same organization – please share the corresponding survey!

The first 200 survey respondents for the Diversity Manager Survey will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card.

CEOs/Senior Leaders will be given a chance to win a one-year subscription to five journals from the Academy of Management.

We ask that once you complete the survey, please share it with your networks. We hope to reach as many employers as possible across Canada! Once we collect the data, we will publish a final report, expected for Fall 2018.

This data can change the way we think about the Canadian workplace. At its best, it will shed light on how CEOs/Senior Leaders and Diversity Managers perceive their workplace and what types of diversity and inclusion policies and practices are standard in Canada. Your participation will be incredibly valuable for advancing research in this area and in informing how CCDI can better support your unique diversity and inclusion needs. Thank you in advance for your support!

Please visit to access the study.


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