What is Equity?

Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. The principle of equity acknowledges that there are historically under-served and under-represented populations. Improving equity involves increasing justice and fairness within the procedures and processes of systems.

What is Diversity?

Diversity in this context focuses on creating a workforce that contains a disparate and valuable mix of backgrounds, experiences, ethnicities, socioeconomic status and any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. Everyone in an organisation brings with them a diverse set of perspectives, work and life experiences, as well as cultural differences.

What is Inclusion?

Inclusion is the organisational effort that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. Everyone’s contributions and opinions are valued and people feel that there are no barriers to being open and true to themselves. The goal is for people to feel a sense of involvement and the ability to contribute to the success of the organisation.