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When entrepreneurship programs do consider inclusion, most focus on gender without considering age, ethnicity, race or other identity factors. (Shutterstock)

How entrepreneurship education can be more inclusive

A toolkit for inclusive entrepreneurship education and training was developed with input from a 19-country panel of entrepreneurship educators.
Textured surfaces on city pavements can help make public space more accessible to disabled persons. (Shutterstock)

Despite legislative progress, accessible cities remain elusive

Decades of activism have resulted in legislation and infrastructure to make cities more accessible, but the lived experiences of disabled residents shows there’s still a long way to go.
A study saw racialized students in Ontario French immersion programs write monologues and stories about their experiences, and also invited immersion stakeholders like teachers and parents to give feedback on race and racism in Ontario immersion programs. (CDC)

Anti-racist, culturally responsive French immersion: Listening to racialized students is an important step towards equitable education

Listening to voices of racialized students in French immersion matters for creating more inclusive schooling.
A California teacher takes part in a demonstration in September 2023 to support the rights of transgender people. Leonard Ortiz/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Biases behind transgender athlete bans are deeply rooted

Sports researchers learned that conservative political leanings among state legislators lead to biases against transgender athletes among voters.
Despite the increasing representation of persons with hearing loss in the workplace, discrimination, a lack of accessibility and isolation still prevent equity and inclusion. (Shutterstock)

How workplaces can create more inclusive environments for employees with deafness and hearing loss

Discrimination, a lack of accessibility and isolation still prevent persons with hearing loss from experiencing equity and inclusion at work.
Many countries adopt legislation to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities. Yet, many still face challenges finding work. (Shutterstock)

How employers can tackle misconceptions about disabled people in the workplace

Communities and employers miss out when they don’t embrace disabled employees. Companies must be supportive and proactive about including and accommodating people with disabilities.
Increasing inclusivity in entrepreneurship will foster more equitable economic participation across the board. (Shutterstock)

How Canada can make its startup ecosystem more inclusive

Increasing entrepreneurship among women and racialized people calls for the development of more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Canada has an extensive policy architecture in place to provide support for people with disabilities, yet progress on disability inclusion remains elusive. (Shutterstock)

How Canada can make better progress on disability inclusion

Many people with disabilities in Canada still face systemic barriers. Governments must take action to reduce inequities.

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