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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenous Reconciliation

The Grove Hubs has created an equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous reconciliation (EDIIR) framework, which is being implemented at all hub sites.

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QR Code for the EDIIR Report


Learn about the different terms used in the EDIIR framework below.

What is equity?

Equity is the acknowledgement of systemic social barriers that exist for groups of people, and focuses on dismantling them to promote equal opportunities for all. Equity involves providing individuals with the proper resources needed to ensure success of every member of the community, to the same degree.

What is diversity?

Diversity refers to the wide range of backgrounds and experiences that exist within a population. This includes variations in age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic background, abilities, geographical area, differing viewpoints, and more. Promoting diversity consists of conscious actions that involve understanding, appreciating, and respecting the differences that exist within communities.

What is Inclusion?

Inclusion refers to the creation of an environment where all individuals feel represented, welcomed, and can engage in meaningful and mutually beneficial opportunities. Inclusive environments ensure all those involved are respected, supported, valued, as it promotes the active participation of all people. 

What is Indigenous reconciliation?

Indigenous reconciliation refers to the continuous efforts to engage non-Indigenous people in meaningful discussions which recognize and address the unacceptable ongoing treatment of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples as a result of colonialism. The goal of reconciliation is to eliminate systemic barriers which work against First Nation, Inuit, and Métis people, promote sustainable and resilient communities, and build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

To learn more about EDIIR, please refer to the following resources:

Equity vs. Equality: What’s the Difference? (Article)

Equity and Equality (Video)

5 Reasons Why Diversity is Important in the 21st Century (Article and Video)

What does inclusion look like in 10 years? (Video)

The Principles of Reconciliation

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Justice Murray Sinclair talks about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

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Hope for wellness helpline for Indigenous peoples: 1-855-242-3310 or

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