Guide on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Terminology

Source: Government of Canada

Author/Writer: N/A

Date of publication: May 24, 2022


The Guide on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Terminology is a tool created by the Government of Canada on the Language Portal of Canada to explain concepts related to equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion.

Why the Government of Canada created this guide

While acknowledging that not everyone will agree on its content, this reference document considers the perspectives of equity-denied groups. It’s suggested to use it as a starting point to learn about equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion—while continuing to listen to and learn from people with lived experience and keeping in mind that it is always best to address a person or a group of people in the way they prefer.

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