DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Statement

Our statement has expanded to reflect our deepening commitment to diversity and inclusion. IDIBC aims to engage and provide leadership opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups, including—but not limited to—Indigenous peoples, racial minorities, people with disabilities, and the LGBT community. We recognize and promote the different skills needed and diverse ways of working and creating. We also aspire to connect fully with members from all geographic locations and professional levels.

Photographer: Janice Wong Studio

Initiative

The Diversity & Inclusion initiative will create opportunities for education and dialogue throughout the interior design profession in BC. Registered members will be enlisted as mentors to offer guidance, and Intern members will be encouraged to enlist and mentor Student members. IDIBC will plan and host discussions focusing on gender and racial parity within the design and construction industry, the integration of universal design, issues pertinent to the LGBT communities, and other subjects.

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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