In partnership with Dalhousie University, CCDI seeks to capture Canadian data on organizational diversity and inclusion policies and practices and leadership styles. The survey will be open from May 14 to June 22, 2018.


This study has been designed in the context of global research. You can access Australia, and the UK's findings here:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should participate?

Two surveys will be available - one for CEOs/Senior Leaders and another for Diversity and Inclusion Managers. We ask that both respondents from the same organization fill out their respective surveys.

How long will this survey take?

The CEO/Senior Leader survey should take about five minutes to complete. The Diversity Manager survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. We appreciate your participation.  

Will my name or organization be made public if I participate in this study?

No. All data will be reported in an aggregate level and no personal identifiers will be made available in the final report, or to participants.

How will be the final report be shared?

The final report will be publicly available on CCDI’s website in late fall 2018.

Why should I participate?

National data on diversity and inclusion practices in Canadian workplaces is lacking. Without this benchmarking information, it is difficult to gauge the inclusivity of our workplaces. If you received this survey, it means you are in a unique position to help fill in this knowledge gap. By helping us capture this data, we will be in a better position to identify gaps and opportunities for Canadian workplaces to become more inclusive.

Will I get anything in return for completing this survey?

Diversity Managers will be compensated with a $20 Starbucks giftcard (available to the first 200 respondents).

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

How will my data be kept confidential?

CCDI collects your responses and creates anonymized and aggregated reports. All data will be collected through Simple Survey, a survey platform hosted on Canadian servers that meet strict government regulations for hosted services. Exported data will be stored on CCDI's server.

The information you provide in this survey will be kept strictly confidential. Your responses will be securely stored on CCDI Servers and only authorized CCDI Personnel will have access to these responses. No external entities will be able to review your information or the answers you provided, and your information will only ever be used to create aggregate reports.

Who should I contact if I have questions about the survey?

If you have any technical difficulties accessing the survey or have general questions about how the data will be stored, you can contact Preeti Nayak, Manager, Research and Knowledge Mobilization.

If you have any questions about this study, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Ed Ng at (902) 494-8998, or email edng@Dal.Ca. If you have any ethical concerns about your participation in this survey, you may contact Research Ethics, Dalhousie University at (902) 494-1462, or email (and reference REB file # 2016-4011). This survey has been reviewed by the Dalhousie University Research Ethics Board.

Can I stop the survey mid-way and resume at a later point?

No. Since the survey is anonymous, we have no way of saving your data and allowing you to resume at a later point. We kindly ask that you complete the survey in one sitting.