2017 WORKPLACE INCLUSION CHARTER
The business case for inclusion
Catalyst, 2014: "Inclusive Leadership: The View From Six Countries"
Deloitte, 2013: "Waiter, is That Inclusion in My Soup? A New Recipe to Improve Business Performance"
Herring, 2009: "Does Diversity Pay?: Race, Gender, and the Business Case for Diversity"
McKinsey, 2015: "Why Diversity Matters"
Thomson Reuters, 2016 "Making the Business Case for Diversity"
KEY CONTACTS FOR HUMAN RESOURCES:
- Settlement Services in the Bow Valley 403 762 1149
- Temporary Foreign Worker Support Services 403 763 1700
- Banff Family & Community Support Services 403 762 1251
- Canmore Family & Community Services 403 609 3743
- Health Link Alberta 811
- Bow Valley Victim Services 403 760 0197
- YWCA Banff 403 762 3560
- Lake Louise Medical Clinic 403 522-2184
- Addictions & Mental Health 403 678 3133
- Outpatient Mental Health Services 403 678 4696
Walk in counselling/urgent mental health at Banff Mineral Springs Hospital or Canmore General Hospital. 7 days a week. 2:00-9:00pm
COMMITMENT #1: COMMUNITY SUPPORTS RESOURCES
- Community Supports Package Contents
Bow Valley Community Resource Directory
Bow Valley Affordability Guide
Connect to Language Brochure (English language courses in the Bow Valley)
Settlement Services in the Bow Valley* Brochure
Temporary Foreign Worker Support Services* Brochure
Community Connections* Brochure
*To order additional print copies of the Community Support Package or individual brochures, pleae contact: email@example.com 403 431 0705
- 'New Here? Start Here' Handout
COMMITMENT 2: MEMO RE: SETTLEMENT SERVICES
COMMITMENT 3: WORKSHOP REFERRALS
COMMITMENT 4: NEW PERMANENT RESIDENTS
KEY CONTACTS FOR HUMAN RESOURCES
- Alberta Employment Standards Contact Centre 1 877 427 3731
- Job Resource Centre
- Banff 403 760 3311
- Canmore 403 678 6601
- Stoney Nation Job Resource Centre 403 881 2630
- Temporary Foreign Worker Helpline 1 877 944 9955
COMMITMENT 1: ONBOARDING & COMMUNICATION
- NEW (October 2017) Employment Standards Guide
- Easy Reading Employment Law Protects Workers
Order copies: http://jobresourcecentre.com/contact
- Employment Standards Guide for the Hospitality Industry
- All Temporary Workers Have Permanent Rights poster
COMMITMENT 2: SUPERVISOR TRAINING
- Employment Standards Webinars
- Contact the Job Resource Centre for information on employment standards workshops
COMMITMENT 3: OPEN DOOR POLICY
COMMITMENT 4: ETHICAL PURCHASING
KEY CONTACTS FOR HUMAN RESOURCES
- Bow Valley College 403 923 8259
- Bow Valley Learning Council
COMMITMENT 1: ENGLISH LANGUAGE BROCHURE
COMMITMENT 2: SCHEDULING FOR LANGUAGE COURSES
COMMITMENT 3: ON-SITE INSTRUCTION
- For information about language instruction in the workplace, please contact:
Ashely Butenschon 403 762 8114
Culture & Leadership
COMMITMENT 1: INTERCULTURAL TRAINING
- Settlement Services in the Bow Valley
Jeanie Godfrey, Cross-Cultural Trainer: 403 762 1248 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Banff Centre Indigenous Leadership & Management 888 255 6327
- Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Sinela Jurkova, Cultural Diversity Services Coordinator: 403 290 5134
- Sample Workshops. Custom options also available.
- Bow Valley College Centre for Excellence in Immigrant & Intercultural Advancement
email@example.com 403 410 3411
- University of Calgary
- Shift Management 780 993 1062
Online & in person intercultural competency and communication training for the workplace
Marie Gervais - firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMITMENT 2: PLAIN LANGUAGE
- Plain Language Guidelines
- Microsoft Word Readability Tool
Aim for a reading level of 6-8
- Government of Canada Plain Language Guidelines
- US Government Plain Language Guidelines and Resources
- Canadian Literacy & Learning Network Clear Language Tools & Resources [Link broken as of September 2017 - Will be replaced when resources can be found again]
COMMITMENT 3: STATEMENT OF VALUES
- Sample Values Statements:
- “[BUSINESS NAME] is proudly diverse and committed to inclusion. Read about our 2017 Workplace Inclusion Charter commitments at [URL]”
- “At [BUSINESS NAME] we’re proud of our diverse team and committed to supporting inclusion for all our colleagues. That’s why we’ve signed the 2017 Bow Valley Workplace Inclusion Charter. Learn more about our inclusion efforts at [URL]”
- “Colleagues from across the country and around the world make [BUSINESS NAME] an amazing place to work and [STAY/SHOP/DO BUSINESS.] That’s why we’re proud to participate in the 2017 Bow Valley Workplace Inclusion Charter. Learn more at [URL]
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: UNCONSCIOUSS BIAS
- Harvard Business Review: "How (Un)ethical Are You?"
Explores types of bias that can affect hiring and management decision making and best practices for minimizing their effects.
- Fast Company: "You're More Biased Than You Think"
Tips and tricks for countering the effects of unconscious bias in the workplace.
- TED Talk - Yassmin Abdel-Magied: "What Does My Headscarf Mean to You?"
A look at how bias affects us all and a powerful argument for mentorship & intercultural dialogue.
OTHER DIVERSITY & INCLUSION RESOURCES
Bow Valley College: From Diversity to Inclusion: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Internationally Trained Individuals (ITIs). A Guide for Employers.
Employer handbook with accompanying webinars. Topics include: hiring, retaining, cultural differences, and intercultural competency.
Alberta Workers’ Health Centre: Health and Safety Rights - A Guide for New Alberta Workers
Talent Pool Hub
Talent Pool provides Alberta and Canadian businesses with information, resources and links to pools of talent that are often overlooked, including: youth, mature workers, immigrants, Indigenous people, women, and people with disabilities.