Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Resources

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The OACP Equity & Diversity Committee would like to support and encourage all of our efforts to build awareness, gain knowledge and move to action in the areas of anti-racism, inclusion, and diversity. We have gathered a list of resources which we hope you will find useful. We will add to the list as we discover new material.


These resources are in no particular order, and cover many themes. Please review the list to find a topic that interests you.


Books & Resources on Equity and Diversity


Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us Vs. Them

By:  Shakil Choudhury


Consensual Dispute Resolution with Same-Sex Couples

By Godman, Diane M. and Geldenhuys, Mariette found in: Goldberg, Abbie E. and Romero Adam P., LGBTQ Divorce and Relationship Dissolution, Psychological and Legal Perspectives and Implication for Practice, Oxford University Press 2019.


The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subjects

By: David Campt and Lisa Schirch


The White Ally Toolkit Workbook

By: David Campt


Everyday Bias

By: Howard J. Ross


White Fragility

By: Robin Diangelo


The Colour of Law

By: Richard Rothstein


Waking Up White

By: Debby Irvine


Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work For Racial Justice

By: Paul Kivel


Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People. (Authors and Inventors of Implicit Association Test) – The Mind works unconsciously 80-90% of the time.

By: Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald.


Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace and The Will to Change.

By: Jennifer Brown.


Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systematic Change for Organizational Inclusion.

By: Ashley Diaz Mejias and Tiffany Jana.


Diversity at Work.

By: Arthur P. Brief.


The Inclusion Imperative: How Real Inclusion Creates Better Business and Builds Better Societies.

By: Stephen Frost.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations.

By: Caprice D. Hollins and Ilsa M. Govan.


Inclusive Leadership: The Definitive Guide to Developing and Executing an Impactful Diversity and Inclusion Strategy: – Locally and Globally.

By: Charlotte Sweeney and Fleur Bothwick.


Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation.

By: Derald Wing Sue.


The Diversity and Inclusion Handbook.

By: Sondra B. Thiedeman.


Demystifying Diversity: A Handbook to Navigate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

By: G. Yafai and Jiten Patel.


Diversity & Inclusion: The Big Six Formula for Success.

By: D. A. Abrams.


What If? Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue.

By: Steve L. Robbins.


Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions

By:  Tiffany Jans & Michael Baran


Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation

By:  Derald Wing Sue

Link to Dr. Derald Wing’s discussion on Microaggressions:  Microaggressions in Everyday Society with Dr. Sue – Equity and Community Inclusion D2L Capture Portal (ryerson.ca)


Do You Live in a Teepee?: Aboriginal Students Experiences with Racial Microaggressions in Canada

By:  D. Anthony Clark, Sela Kleiman, Lisa B. Spanierman, Paige Isaac, & Gauthamie Poolokasingham, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2014 Vol. 7, No. 2, 112-125

(PDF) “Do You Live in a Teepee? Do You Have Running Water?” The Harrowing Experiences of American Indians in North Carolina’s Urban K-12 Schools (researchgate.net)


Free Bystander Intervention Seminars on stopping harassment

By:  Hollaback

Get Trained | Hollaback! Together We Have the Power to End Harassment (ihollaback.org)


University of Alberta – Indigenous Canada Course University of Alberta Native Studies Department offers a FREE online course titled Indigenous Canada. It is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Go to https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada to sign up for this free online course.


Up Ghost River

By:  Edmund Metatawabin

A powerful, raw and eloquent memoir about the abuse former First Nations chief Edmund Metatawabin endured in residential school in the 1960s, the resulting trauma, and the spirit he rediscovered within himself and his community through traditional spirituality and knowledge.


They Came for the Children: Canada, Aboriginal Peoples, and Residential Schools

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2012;  They Came for the Children


Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada

By:  Paulette Regan


A Narrow Vision: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Administration of Indian Affairs in Canada

By:  E. Brian Titley


Truth and Indignation: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools

By:  Ronald Niezen


Reconciling Canada: Critical Perspectives on the Culture of Redress

By:  Jennifer Henderson and Pauline Wakeham


Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors

By:  Larry Loyie, Wayne K. Spear and Constance Brissenden.


The Skin We ‘re In – A Year of Black Resistance and Power

By:  Desmond Cole


My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

By:  Resma Menakem


Be Anti-Racist – A journal for Awareness, Reflection, and Action

By:  Ibram X. Kendi


How to be an AntiRacist

By:  Ibram X. Kendi