Introduction to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB)

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Introduction to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

This course provides an overview of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the evolving global and Canadian contexts. Its goal is to increase comfort with current terminology, provide the ‘why’ behind legislation and media headlines and inspire you to expand your awareness so you can positively impact the environment and communities of which you are a part.

This course on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging will provide a starting point for those interested in further exploration of EDIB and its evolution within social, economic and professional contexts. It addresses foundational concepts such as equal opportunity, bias, power, privilege and broader movements including anti-racism, de-colonization and reconciliation, 2S&LGBTQ+ and accessibility. The goal is for participants to become more confident with current terminology, available resources and practical ways to further their learning in order to move to action. We suggest taking this or a similar foundational program if you are considering additional programs in Brock’s EDIB suite of offerings.

Program Information

What you’ll learn studying Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Brock:

  • Knowledge of the difference between equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • How to define relevant terminology in the EDIB space
  • Identify key historical events, and understand their link to the critical conversations today
  • The concept of systemic barriers
  • How to address implicit bias and privilege
  • Link EDIB to innovation and social and economic progress
  • Knowledge of important legislation and resources

Introduction to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for:

  • Professionals and Entrepreneurs wishing to create an inclusive workplace
  • Individuals interested in increasing personal EDIB awareness
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Educators
  • Current students involved in student body representation


  • General computer and technology use abilities.
  • Working laptop with high-speed internet access.

To successfully complete your program, you will need to complete all the components outlined in your course. Your progress will be continuously evaluated using a variety of formative and/or summative assessments to receive a final mark. Information about these assessment methods will be provided in the Learning Management System on the first day of the program. 

Course DetailCourse Info
Course CodePCSL 9N05
Date of Next StartClosed
OSAP EligibleNo
Delivery ModeSYN - Synchronous Online
DurationHalf-Day - 3 hours
FrequencyOne Time
Intake DetailsNext and more intake info
Scheduled Class Time(s)12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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