Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Projects

Improving Access to Co-op/WIL among Students with Disabilities
Identifying and working to remove barriers to students with accessibility needs that have self-selected not to participate in Co-op at Okanagan College, as well as supporting students already participating was the underpinning focus of this project. Read More »
Employer Toolkit for Hiring Students from International Pathways
Students from International Pathways bring diverse and global perspectives to the workplace that can lead to an increase in revenue, innovation, and productivity. This project includes a curated package of resources to help you discover how to access this untapped talent pool to fill work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in your organization. Read More »
WIL EDI Resources – Addressing Discrimination and Barriers to Inclusion
This project examines the barriers in WIL specifically faced by marginalized student groups such as international, refugee, LQBTQ2S+ students, students with disabilities, and students from low socio-economic status backgrounds. The project explores tools and resources to help WIL employers and staff effectively address student barriers around discrimination and inclusion. Read More »

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Resources

Accessible Social Media Guide for Co-op and WIL
Social media content is accessible if it meets the needs universally of all audience members. This means understanding and implementing communication practices that maximize adaptive technologies, ensuring that published content optimizes accessibility features used by some audience members to interpret content. It also means considering all perspectives and providing engaging… Read More »
Accessible Virtual Events Guide for Co-op and WIL
Pivoting during a pandemic has reinforced the significance of providing online virtual spaces through accessible virtual events, meetings and digital communications. With accessibility in the virtual event sphere often overlooked, this guide aims to provoke action when engaging Work Integrated Learning (WIL) student participants in the virtual event space. License… Read More »