“When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization.”
— Pat Wadors, Head of HR at LinkedIn

Made-in-Canada diversity and inclusion courses

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Thousands of people have completed Canadian Diversity Initiative courses. Our online training is currently in-use by companies, nonprofits, government agencies, and educational institutions across Canada, and our courses have been adapted for audiences in the United States and the EU/UK.

We have collaborative partnerships with highly respected Canadian organizations, and we work with diversity and inclusion experts who have deep knowledge of the subject-matter. Our online courses are reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that content is accurate and the learning experience is user-friendly, engaging, and practical.

The mission of the Canadian Diversity Initiative is to foster diversity and inclusion through education. Whether you're looking for a course for yourself, or for your organization, we're here to help. So let's get started...

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Easy to follow

As we began hiring staff quite quickly a few months back, I wanted to ensure that we as a company were remaining as impartial as possible when reviewing job applicants. This course made me question the way we do things and gave me actionable points that we could implement. It was also very easy to follow.

Jon Bomser, Founder

Highly recommended for small organizations

Canadian Diversity Initiative courses are comparable to longer, more expensive programs, are developed in community, and can be carried out at the learner’s convenience. Highly recommended for small orgs or frequently changing teams.

Matt Johnstone, Administrative Director
Sole Food Farms

Challenged my own description of inclusion

This course challenged in my own description of inclusion and how best to create a comfortable, safe environment for teams. It was really valuable for me to look at the ways discrimination and harassment can be perceived and avoided to create a respectful inclusive workplace where everyone feels safe and business productivity can be maximized.

Sara Phelan, Founder
Innov8 Consulting Group

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My name is Kim Scaravelli. As Managing Partner of the Canadian Diversity Initiative, my role is to help individuals and organizations access training and ensure that our courses are accurate, engaging, and helpful.

In addition to my position with the Canadian Diversity Initiative, I am also the Founder and Chief Content Strategist for Trust Communications Inc. We specialize in helping non-profit organizations create educational content, and we have worked with CDI stakeholders on each of the diversity and inclusion courses presented on this website.

One of my favourite parts of this work is chatting with employers across Canada about their diversity and inclusion goals and challenges - and helping them move forward. If you'd like to set up a conversation to learn more about our courses and our employer options, please complete our contact form.

I look forward to speaking with you!

2019 Digital Diversity Awards winner

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We're proud of the quality of our diversity and inclusion courses.


Before purchasing DEI training for your organization, you may want to try it out. It's important to make sure it matches your needs and expectations, and we're confident that you'll enjoy the training experience, so go ahead -  request a demo.

After you've completed a course, we can discuss options like employer accounts and discounts.