Diversity, Inclusion & Equity


Diversity refers to the presence of difference which includes a variety of aspects of identity (i.e. race, class, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, ability, gender identity, etc.) – as well as personal experiences, values, and worldviews that make us who we are.


Inclusion refers to how people feel in a community. When inclusion is present, people feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.


Equity refers to the work that we need to do to make sure everyone has treatment, access, and opportunity, it is about eliminating barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.