EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION / ÉQUITÉ, DIVERSITÉ ET INCLUSION
This category contains tools and resources to facilitate and foster safe, accessible, inclusive and diverse processes. Concordia University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion program aims to promote fair treatment of all community members by removing institutionalized barriers, representing different backgrounds and knowledge practices, and constructing a meaningful sense of belonging.
The contents you will find in this category include resources related, but not limited, to understanding allyship and ways to engage as a settler creative practitioner; tools for anti-oppressive and accessible learning; land acknowledgement practices; and organizational and employment equity. This category also contains a list of external resources and networks for underrepresented and marginalized bodies—such as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and creative practitioners with disabilities.
Understanding the different aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion, the issue around appropriation, and what it means to be an ally.
Introduction à l’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion Comprendre les différents aspects de l’équité, de la diversité et de l’inclusion, les enjeux entourant l’appropriation et la signification de l’alliance inclusive.
ACLRC CARED Calgary anti-racism education’s resources The Calgary Anti-Racism Education Collective was founded in 2009 by six women from Calgary’s anti-racism community, with the goal to bring knowledge and commitment to anti-racism activism. They act as advisors, creators, editors, visionaries or providers of food and support, to contribute to the creation of this online anti-racism resource.
Creative Users’ resources The Creative Users Projects provides tools and resources to help artists and art organizations reach new audiences, and remove barriers in the arts.
The Trauma Institute’s anti-oppression resources The somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting trauma resolution and resilience, through culturally responsive professional training, research, education and outreach in diverse communities.
Discover accessibility guidelines for marginalized communities, event planning and organizations, and digital literacy.
Accessibilité Découvrez les lignes directrices en matière d’accessibilité pour les communautés marginalisées et dans le cadre de la planification et l’organisation d’événements, ainsi que la littératie numérique.
WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools WAVE is a suite of evaluation tools that helps authors make their web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities. WAVE can identify many accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) errors, but also facilitates human evaluation of web content.
Adobe Color This design tool creates accessible colour palettes.
Territorial acknowledgement and decolonial practices
Discover Concordia’s Indigenous Directions, Concordia's Pîkiskwêtân Indigenous Learning Serie, along with other resources related to territorial acknowledgement and decolonial practices.
Reconnaissance territoriale et pratiques décoloniales Découvrez le Bureau des directions autochtones de Concordia, la série d’activités d’apprentissage autochtone Pîkiskwêtân ainsi que d’autres ressources liées à la reconnaissance territoriale et aux pratiques décoloniales.
Example of a territorial acknowledgement / Exemples de reconnaissance territoriale
Indigenous Elder and Community Protocols The purpose of this document is to assist with the process of respectfully and ethically inviting, interacting, and/or collaborating with Indigenous peoples and communities. It also gives suggestions for honorariums for Indigenous speakers and collaborators.
Studio 7's Indigenous Relations/Resources In an effort to build and strengthen bridges with Indigenous communities, Studio 7 has put together a hub of resources to help raise awareness about specific issues affecting communities locally and nationally.
Concordia's Decolonial Toolbox This toolbox offers the public an educational pathway to understanding contemporary Indigenous realities. The pathway gathers carefully-selected resources produced by Indigenous people and organizations that are accessible and promote Indigenous expertise.
Practicing inclusion in the workplace and understanding employment equity.
Processus organisationnels Pratique de l’inclusion en milieu de travail et compréhension de l’équité en matière d’emploi.
This is a list of resources and platforms that provides support for creative practitioners identifying under the following underrepresented communities: BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and practitioners with disabilities. Resources for white settler creatives and cultural workers can also be found here for understanding allyship, along with tools for anti-oppressive learning.
Réseaux de ressources Liste de ressources et de plateformes offrant un soutien aux artistes qui s’identifient à l’une des communautés sous-représentées suivantes : personnes autochtones, noires et de couleur, personnes LGBTQ+, personnes en situation de handicap. Vous trouverez également des ressources destinées aux artistes ainsi qu’aux travailleur·sse·s culturels allochtones blancs permettant de mieux comprendre la notion d’alliance inclusive, ainsi que des outils d’apprentissage anti-oppressif.
ACCÉSSS ACCÉSSS is a provincial group of community organizations that aims to provide fair access to health and social services for visible minority communities, in distributing information guides and related resources.
BCRC Montreal The Black Community Resource Centre is a growing, resource-based organization that strengthens community capacity by providing professional support to organizations and individuals in need.
Black Alumni Network and Council The Black Alumni Network is for Black alumni and friends to connect with Concordia and each other and advance the interests of Black students and the Black alumni community. Initiatives include Homecoming Reunions and alumni events, LinkedIn Group engagement and mentoring, hiring and professional development events for students. The Black Alumni Council is a volunteer leadership council that represents the Black Alumni network and works with Concordia University Advancement to guide programming and promote deeper relationships between alumni and the university.
Black Perspectives Office Concordia The Black Perspectives Office resources, supports, connects, and advocates for Black communities, perspectives, initiatives, and scholarship at Concordia University.
CALQ’s recognition program The Recognition program, in collaboration between the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and First Nations and Inuit communities, aims to contribute to the knowledge, recognition and promotion of artists and cultural practitioners from the First Nations and Inuit communities.
Canadian Society for Asian Arts The Canadian Society for Asian Arts is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that aims to promote the understanding and appreciation of the arts of Asia by conceptualizing, organizing and presenting programs, exhibitions and publications. The Society is pan-Asian in its mission, its program focus, its membership, and its governing Board.
Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine (CDHAL) is a solidarity organization that works to defend and promote human rights in reciprocity with social movements and communities in Latin America in the fight for social, environmental, economic and cultural justice. Their resources are categorized by country and topics.
DAM Diversité artistique Montréal’s mission is to promote inclusion and cultural equity by supporting immigrant and racialized artists of all disciplines in the development of their careers.
Femmes du monde Femmes du monde à Cote-des-Neiges is a women’s center offering services from legal information clinic, daycare, and support groups. Most of their resources are activity-based, however they also provide information and referral resources.
Festival Accès Asie Festival Accès Asie is Canada's oldest festival celebrating Asian heritage arts year after year. Their goal is to promote Asian arts, cultures and stories through a wide variety of artistic disciplines.
Festival of India Festival of India (FOI) is a Quebec-registered non-profit organisation that aims to help create and promote events related to traditional Indian arts and culture.
Indigenous Directions Concordia This hub is a gathering place for Indigenous resources, courses, research, and projects within Concordia University and beyond.
La Fondation Canado Palestinienne du Quebéc The Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec (CPFQ) is a Montreal-based cultural, social and charitable non-profit organization. Through its activities and projects they aim to welcome and defend the Palestinian community and Arabic newcomers.
LatinArte LatinArte is the first cultural organization that promotes Latin American art produced in Quebec, through their annual cultural programming. They take membership applications for the LatinArtists Club or to become a volunteer.
Latin American-Canadian Art Projects Latin american-canadian art projects is a Toronto-based, not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to the implementation of art projects, which promote Latin American art in Canada with an emphasis on artistic excellence, critically engaged artistic practices, and hemispheric networks of exchange.
Le Service à la Famille Chinoise du Grand Montréal Le Service d'interprète d'aide et de référence aux immigrants offers a range of services from completing immigration forms, offering interpretation and translation services, as well as free English and French classes. They also offer Commissioner of Oaths services through administrative forms, along with providing tax clinic, food resources, and cafe-meetups to further support for families and the general community.
Le Service d'interprète d'aide et de référence aux immigrants (SIARI) Le Service d'interprète d'aide et de référence aux immigrants offers a range of services from completing immigration forms, offering interpretation and translation services, as well as free English and French classes. They also offer Commissioner of Oaths services through administrative forms, along with providing tax clinic, food resources, and cafe-meetups to further support for families and the general community.
Liberate: Black meditation app Liberate is a Black-owned meditation app that provides a safe space for the Black community to develop a daily meditation habit.
Maison Multiethnique Myosotis The Maison Multiethnique Myosotis is a non-profit organization catering to mental health services. They provide accessible psychological counselling and art therapy for low-income communities, with services offered in a variety of languages.
Montreal Indigenous Community Network The Montreal Indigenous community Network supports the ecosystem of individuals and groups committed to improving the quality of life of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities living in the greater Montreal area.
Native Friendship Centre of Montreal Native Friendship Centre of Montreal Inc. provides numerous health, legal, educational and employment referral services to the urban Indigenous population of Montreal and their families.
Native Montreal Native Montreal provides programs and services to contribute to the holistic health, cultural strength and success of Indigenous families, individuals, and community living in the greater Montreal area.
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is an organization dedicated to the empowerment, equality and equity of all Muslim women in Canada. They provide numerous services and legal resources for Muslim women in Canada.
The South Asian Women’s Community Centre The South Asian Women’s Community Centre is a community space for women and their families that also provides support for navigating the health and social system, hold community events, and provide language classes and information sessions.
Co-Creating Access & Inclusion This guide is for people who are considering working with and for people with a disability for the very first time. It includes an introduction to disability justice and focuses on artistic and pedagogical work with that community.
Tangled Art + Disability Tangled Art + Disability is a registered charitable organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities.
AGIR The Action LGBTQ avec les ImmigrantEs et RéfugiéEs is an autonomous non-profit organization, by and for the LGBTQ migrant community living in Montreal.
CCGLM The Community center for gay and lesbians of Montreal is a non-profit organization that acts to improve the well-being of people in the LGBTQ+ community.
Centre for Gender Advocacy The Centre for Gender Advocacy is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promote gender equality and empowerment.
Goodhead This resource provides information and services to advocate for LGBTQ2+ mental health.
Media Queer The goal of the Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project is to maintain a dynamic online catalogue of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) Canadian film, video and digital works. This is a bilingual online research and curatorial tool provides free access to researchers, students, artists, academics, curators, cinephiles, critics, and community members.
Pride Therapy Network of Montreal The Pride Therapy Network of Montreal is a collective of independent mental health practitioners that offer culturally informed, accessible, and affirmative services to members of sexual and gender diverse communities.
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