Our diversity as Canadians is one of our distinctive traits as a country. In this collection, we examine the triumphs, lessons, struggles and challenges that continue to shape our multifaceted identity.
For the last year Statistics Canada has been releasing data it collected during the 2001 census. This data makes one thing perfectly clear: Canada is changing. We’re older, more ethnically and racially diverse, and more urban then ever before.
There are concerns that minority groups are depicted very differently in commercials than white Canadians, perhaps even playing into outdated stereotypes. Amanda Lang looks at a new study that suggests race representation is problematic in ad campaigns. The University of Toronto's Shyon Baumann, lead author of that study, discusses advertising in Canada and its patterns of racism and bias.
Diversity is good for business, and yet many companies fall far short of near universal expectations for a more representative workforce. Paolo Gaudiano, founder and CEO at Aleria, believes diversity targets are futile, and explains why we should first focus on performance.
Farah Alibay is a Canadian aerospace engineer working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her current mission is to help drive the Perseverance rover on the red planet while it goes in search of past life. Alibay, who grew up in Quebec, is not only a top scientist in a male-dominated industry, she’s also a mentor and advocate for all women ...