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There is an urgent social and economic imperative to develop strategies to address skills gaps and underrepresentation of diverse groups in leadership positions. Diversity Institute is actively meeting this need through research, industry and government collaboration. Through collaborations with thought leaders as well as world leaders in developing and testing innovative practices, the Diversity Institute offers deep knowledge of economic and technology trends, gender and diversity analysis, rigorous mixed methods research and evaluation, coupled with extensive experience with the full range of skills and training needs-from essential skills through to advanced technology skills.

Diversity Institute collaborates with nearly 200 partners from the private, public, and non-profit sectors in order to support the process of identifying and addressing barriers to full participation in the workplace for underrepresented groups.

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network


ATB Financial, external link

Banque Nationale

Blue Cardinal Capital

BMO, external link

Business Council of Canada

Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporterns (CME)

Canada Pakistan Business Council






Diversio, external link

EY, external link

Femmessor, external link

Home Depot

Human Resource Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO)

i-CANADA Alliance of Smart Cities


Inmark Group, external link


Information Communications Technology Council

Information Technology Association of Canada



KPMG, external link

Law Society of Upper Canada

Lumina Learning

Morneau Shepell

National Association of Asian American Professionals

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Ontario College of Trades

Ontario Tourism Employment Council

PayPal, external link

Pride at Work






Sodexo Canada Ltd.

Starbucks Coffee Canada


TD Bank

Toronto Board of Trade

Toronto Financial Services Alliance

Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)

VanCity, external link

WhoPlusYou Inc.

Women in Communications and Technology

Access Employment

Ashoka Canada

Bertelsmann Stiftung

Brampton Multicultural Community Centre

Centre for Social Innovation, external link

Canada Learning Code

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Canadian Women's Foundation

Center for Women in Business, external link

Cities of Migration

COSTI Immigrant Services

Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants


Cross-Cultural Professional Association of Canada

Culture Link

Disability Positive Consulting


East Europe Foundation, external link


Equal Voice

Fard Foundation


Hire Immigrants

International Metropolis Project

J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Lifelong Leadership Institute (LLI)

Midaynta Community Services

Mosaic Institute

National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada

Newcomer Centre of Peel

Niskanen Centre

NPower Canada

Public Policy Forum

Roundtable of Diversity Associates

Rumie Initiative

Scadding Court

SheEO, external link

Skills for Change , external link

Talent Beyond Boundaries

Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)

Trico Charitable Foundation

United Way

We Link Sweden

WEConnect International, external link

We Empower - UN Women, external link

Women in Capital Markets, external link

Women of Influence, external link


YMCA of Greater Toronto, external link

YWCA Canada

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, external link

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Innovation Norway


Ministry of Economic Development and Growth


Talent Beyond Boundaries

Toronto Police Services

United Nations Global Compact

WorkINCulture, external link

Youth Employment Services


Association of Canadian Studies

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario

The Centre for Innovation Studies / Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, external link

College Boreal

Conference Board of Canada

Dalhousie University, external link

King's College London, external link


Environics Institute

Institute for Gender and the Economy, external link

Institute for Work and Technology