50 – 30 Challenge August Newsletter

Thank you all for participating in the 50 – 30 Challenge and working towards building a more diverse and inclusive Canada for all. We look forward to further developing our tools and resources to support you in achieving the Challenge objectives.

Important Dates

There are new opportunities to celebrate inclusivity this summer, including:

  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (August 9)
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (August 23)
  • Women’s Equality Day (August 26).

The 50 – 30 Challenge wishes to recognize all those that are observing religious traditions this month.

Are there any significant dates we missed? Please let us know by emailing us at 50-30challengeinfodefi50-30info@ised-isde.gc.ca. We would love to hear how we can further support diversity and inclusion in the workplace! 


BPW Canada and The Canadian Coalition to Empower Women will be hosting their first IDEAS for Gender Equality Community Building Event (English) on August 12th. The event will include a panel discussion spotlighting stakeholders and partners who have taken bold steps to promote gender equality through inclusion, diversity, equity, and access solutions (IDEAS). Following the panel, KPMG Canada will present a brief preview of the What Works Toolkit, and participants will engage in a collaborative solution-building challenge.

Join stakeholders from small/medium enterprises, large organizations, labour and trade associations, civil society, non-profit organizations, and government at all levels who share a commitment to promoting understanding and valuing the important contributions made by all women to the economy and quality of life for all Canadians. Register for free at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/342004142597

Best Practices and Success Stories

The Women’s Multicultural Resource & Counselling Centre of Durham , an agency that aims to provide culturally sensitive services to women, youth and children from diverse backgrounds, is a proud 50 – 30 Participant. They have shared with us some of the ways that they celebrate diversity in their organization, including their new “Challenge Racism: What-To-Do-Steps” project. 

The project and recommendation booklet examines key practices for employers to make in recruiting, mentoring, and retaining members of ethnocultural, racialized, religious, 2SLGBTQIA+, and BIPOC groups in employment. An anti-racist, anti-oppression, religious and cultural diversity, gender-based analysis, intersectionality, and human rights code lens is applied throughout the review. 

Tell us about your project, events and work at 50-30challengeinfodefi50-30info@ised-isde.gc.ca and we’ll share your ideas among the community.

Social Media Sharables

Friendly reminder that all 50 – 30 Challenge members are invited to share their participation on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) by using the hashtag #50_30Challenge | #defi50_30 and tagging us at @canadabusiness | @entreprisescan to amplify your post(s).

Download sharable graphics here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UPB5_kf2zAxjzHN6mDsH2eH7tieXmN4f?hl=en