DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Statement

Further to affirming our commitment to upholding and strengthening values of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the profession of interior design, the IDIBC statement has evolved.  The IDIBC endeavours to increase engagement and access to leadership opportunities, while advancing the representation of unique people and groups that include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, differing abilities, geographic location, and professional level.

Photographer: Janice Wong Studio

Initiative

Envisioned as a grassroots movement equitably led by a diverse group of Intern members, the Diversity & Inclusion initiative will create opportunities for education and dialogue that permeates the entire organization and interior design profession in BC. Mentors will be available to offer guidance and Intern members will be encouraged to enlist and mentor Student members.

To join this initiative, email volunteer.chair@idibc.org.

Resources

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)

The CCDI’s mission is the help those they work with be inclusive, free of prejudice and discrimination – and to generate the awareness, dialogue and action for people to recognize diversity as an asset and not an obstacle. In addition to a breadth of initiatives, educational programs and research, CCDI has numerous resources including inclusion and educational guides.

Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)

The IDC is a national advocacy body for the interior design profession. Visit their website to discover programming of events that address diversity and inclusion.

AIA Guides for Equitable Practice

The Guides for Equitable Practice are a vital part of the American Institute of Architects’ long-term commitment to lead efforts that ensure the profession of architecture addresses equity, diversity, and inclusion. The guides make the business and professional case for ensuring organizations meet the career development, professional environment, and cultural awareness expectations of current and future employees and clients.


While the IDIBC is providing links to other websites and documents for ease of access, the IDIBC does not endorse the content of these external resources. Nor does the IDIBC assume responsibility or liability for the content of external resources.

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