Skills Development

Several Canadian institutions and organizations, including Memorial University, offer courses and programs for skills development related to equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. 

The Gardiner Centre

The Gardiner Centre is an award-winning professional development hub, based at Memorial University, that delivers learning experiences that advance leadership and business excellence.

Professional Development Courses

For more information, please download the Gardiner Centre course catalog or contact Melissa Kelly.

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is a national charity with a mandate of building a more inclusive country. CCDI advocates for its goals through education, training and action. 

CCDI hosts regular webinar events on topics related to equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism. Memorial University is a CCDI partner organization, which gives Memorial staff, students and faculty no-cost access to these webinars.

In addition, training to become a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional is available through CCDI. This certification process is designed to assess the knowledge and experience of diversity and inclusion professionals.

The Canadian Congress

The Canadian Congress on Inclusive Diversity and Workplace Equity is a national organization that organizes social justice events, strategies and roadmaps, specialized initiatives and educational content focused on EDI-AR. They offer online courses through the Black Brilliance Academy and the Inclusive Leadership Academy