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Diversity and Inclusion for Volunteers: Online Training

All volunteers should feel equally safe and valued, and should represent your organization in a positive way by treating others with empathy and respect. Diversity and Inclusion training for volunteers educates participants about acceptable and unacceptable attitudes and behaviours, and helps them understand their role in fostering a respectful, inclusive volunteer environment.

You can purchase one or more units of this DEI course now and start training right away. But if you're purchasing training for your organization, we recommend setting up an employer account first. This complimentary account includes discount pricing and makes it easy to order and distribute training, track progress, and create DEI training reports.

Note: Canadian Diversity Initiative courses are created, reviewed, and maintained by real people. These are not AI generated courses.

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What participants will learn in this online course:

      • Recognize the benefits of diversity and inclusion and the characteristics of a respectful volunteer environment
      • Personal attitudes and behaviours that reflect consideration for others
      • Simple, practical strategies to ensure that cross-cultural conversations are respectful
      • How to recognize unacceptable behaviours, including discrimination, harassment and bullying
      • How to respond appropriately to unacceptable behaviours, whether as the target, the accused, or a bystander

Download the course outline

The Participant Experience

Start now.
The learning experience is 100% online. You can start as soon as you receive your PIN/password via email.

Learn at your own pace.
Move through content materials at a pace that matches your learning style and prior knowledge of the diversity and inclusion training topic. If you need to pause, the course will remember where you left off - and take you back to that point when you return.

Use any device.
Responsive design lets you learn using any computer, tablet, or smartphone. So long as you have an internet connection, you're good to go!

Get A Certificate of Completion.
As soon as you pass mandatory testing, you can download a Certificate of Completion that includes your name and the date of training.

Enjoy the experience.
Learning doesn’t need to be boring. We try hard to keep you engaged, with interactive exercises, pop up quizzes, scenario activities, and more. And you can choose to turn audio on, or off, to match your preferences.

The Employer Experience

Use your FREE employer console to easily manage DEI training.
Employer accounts include an administrative console that lets you easily order and distribute training, track individual and group progress, and manage DEI training records.

Get a 20% discount (or more) on all purchases.
Discounts make it affordable for employers, nonprofits, schools, etc., to offer diversity and inclusion training. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Buy when it matches your budget, train when it matches your needs.
PIN/Password combinations are not considered used until someone signs in and sets up their student account. So, you can purchase online training whenever you like. Use units immediately or keep them for later use. It’s up to you.

Give employees flexibility when choosing where to train.
Individuals can train from work or home. The only requirement is an internet connection and access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Create a customized DEI HUB.
Are you a large employer? We can create a customized DEI HUB, branded with your colours, logos, and messaging. Courses can be linked to policy sign offs and other specific DEI resources. And we can work with stakeholders to create customized DEI training, if that's what you require.

Price and Purchasing Options

Unit Price: $44.95*

*Purchasing for an organization? Our Employer Accounts include discount pricing and make it easy to order and distribute training, track progress, and create DEI training reports.

Download the course outline for Diversity and Inclusion for Volunteers

Proven invaluable to the charity organizations in my network

"This course has proven invaluable to the charity organizations in my network. While volunteers are almost universally civic-minded people, having some of the finer points spelled out (such as the differences between discrimination, harassment, and bullying) has proven eye-opening. I also like how the focus was not just on compliance, but also on how Diversity & Inclusion is beneficial to charitable organizations as a whole."

Craig Brown, Owner
JustInTime Recruiting

Author of 'The Lean Recruiting Toolkit'

A great way to stay current

"As a retired professional who is committed to volunteer efforts to utilize my past skills, I find the courses created by the Canadian Diversity Initiative are a great way to stay current with changing requirements related to human interaction. The world is changing very quickly and so must we volunteers related to our understanding of diversity and inclusion!"

Teren Clarke, Former CEO
Vice President Alberta Coalition for Health

Executive Committee Member, North American SCI Consortium