Charity Village Course: IDEA Fundamentals

Event Date: 10th October 2023

This module introduces core concepts and principles to help you establish foundational knowledge of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). You will develop a clear baseline for further understanding of topics of diversity and inclusion. You will also explore the benefits of creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace and society. Through self-reflection activities, practical examples, and case studies, you will start your IDEA journey on the path to self-awareness and inclusion. 

This module is designed to get everyone on the same page when it comes to diversity and inclusion. By leveraging the experience of participants, we explore our own dimensions of diversity and the benefits of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. 

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between representation and diversity, and between equity, equality, and inclusion. 
  • Understand how your own dimensions of diversity impact your worldview and workplace behaviours. 
  • Reflect on diversity in Canada compared to diversity in the labour force. 
  • Describe the business case for developing a work culture that values diversity and is inclusive of all. 

Course Curriculum

Chapter 1: “I’m Colourblind”
– Case Study 

Chapter 2: “Diversity is just a numbers game”
– Case Study 

Chapter 3: “We should all be treated the same”
– Case study 

Review Questions 

Links and Additional Resources

  • Glossary
  • Downloadable toolkit 

Course Access & Duration

This course is on-demand, meaning that you can take it anytime, at your own pace. The course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete from start to finish. You have one year (365 days) to complete the course from the date of purchase before it will automatically expire in your account. However, once you open a course for the very first time, you will have unlimited access to complete the course within 3 months. You can choose to take the course in one sitting or in smaller bites. Either way, the course is entirely flexible and up to you how fast you complete it within the 3-month time frame!

Course Level/Prerequisites/Certification Credits

Introductory level, no prerequisites.


$99 – this price includes unlimited access to the course for 3 months and all the course downloads.

Learn more and register online.

About the Course Author

CCDI Consulting is a full-service Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) consulting firm on a mission to support an employers’ journey toward true inclusion. They specialize in IDEA consulting, training, measurement, and reporting and have worked with over 2,100 clients (and counting) across Canada. 

Their approach to IDEA combines education, training, assessments, and proven industry tactics that create inclusive work environments and lead to practical, sustainable solutions. It is data-driven, research-informed, based on experience, and designed to create long-term changes. 

They believe that IDEA is an asset – not an obstacle – and the key to mobilizing and maximizing your team’s potential. 

Their Mission 

Their mission is to empower every client they work with to unlock their fullest potential. Through education, consultation, and measurement, they identify the gaps in your DEI strategy and work with you to transform your organization’s operations.  

Their focus on mobilizing transformative change from the “why” to the “how” simplifies creating inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplaces. The results will be sustainable, measurable, and essential to transforming the workplace culture.  

Their Vision 

To be the centre of expertise for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) solutions. They aspire to leverage their significant practical knowledge and provide solutions to evolve how organizations of all sizes and sectors operate. 

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