Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI)

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion/Inclusivity (EDI) involves the recognition of what each of us brings to a teaching and learning environment, to the Justice Institute of BC and to the world at large.
Equity involves creating equal opportunity for all and eliminating barriers like discrimination and bias. Diversity recognizes and celebrates differences, including individual, social, cultural and political differences. Inclusion represents the meaningful action that connects the concepts of equity and diversity.

Helpful resources for getting started:


Student Support | Justice Institute of British Columbia (jibc.ca) provides a variety of support services and resources to ensure that students can pursue their educational goals with dignity, security, and confidence, including the following:

JIBC Policy on Equity and Diversity

“The Institute is committed to providing a learning and working environment that delivers fair treatment to all members of the Institute’s community. The JIBC will treat people in an ethical manner and embrace fairness, integrity and respect in all of its actions. This includes all aspects of recruitment, employment and promotion, appraisal, employees behaviour towards JIBC students and clients, and the JIBC’s curriculum design.”

EDI in Teaching and Curriculum


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a curriculum design, development, and delivery framework that seeks to include the maximum number of learners in instruction by offering multiple paths to get to the same learning outcomes, including… read more on UDL

EDI in Open Education

Open Education is a broad concept that incorporates principles of EDI in teaching and curriculum development. It usually equates to reducing barriers and improving access to education from within formal educational institutions… read more on Open Education

Course Design and Teaching

Educators can find countless resources on EDI and education to help develop their knowledge on this subject as it applies to teaching and course design. Below are a few examples: 

Research on EDI - Here & Beyond

EDI holds great potential for JIBC-focused research projects. If you have an idea about EDI as it relates to your teaching or your worklife, you may be able to get funding to support your research activities.

Check out the following research opportunities:

BC Campus sponsors research-based funding on a number of subjects that incorporate EDI concerns: Grants and Calls for Proposals – BCcampus

National Sciences and Research Council, Government of Canada, sponsors capacity building in EDI for post-secondaries, including research funding: NSERC – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (nserc-crsng.gc.ca)