Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Spectrum

What it is

ICTC’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Spectrum helps small to medium size organizations understand how “ready” they are to become more inclusive and innovative organizations.

Completing the EDI Spectrum assessment identifies a company’s Stage of EDI readiness. The assessment results and accompanying EDI report helps companies develop and/or review strategies that can guide them along the journey to improved resiliency and profitability.

Women are an important talent pool and represent almost half of working-age Canadians. ICTC research indicates that women’s participation in the digital workforce, however, is still less than 30%. ICTC’s EDI Spectrum’s aim is to help companies address systemic barriers and to improve the attraction, retention, and advancement of women in the digital economy.

Why it matters

A diverse and inclusive workplace increases creativity and innovation, fosters teamwork, and generates higher levels worker productivity and profitability!

ICTC’s EDI Spectrum Assessment can help your build a stronger, more successful organization.

Diversity in the workplace makes good business sense, according to research from around the world and across sectors, including findings in the McKinsey & Company report, Delivering through diversity, which surveyed 1000 companies across 12 countries.

Businesses that are more diverse are:

  • more likely to outperform their peers
  • twice as likely to meet or exceed financial targets
  • eight times more likely to achieve better business outcomes
  • generate and foster fresh insights, new ideas and creative solutions
  • draw on the full talents of their organizations and people, leading to higher employment satisfaction

How it works

  1. Complete the Online Assessment: the EDI assessment consists of 40 questions and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete
  2. Review Your Results: After completing the assessment, your results are made instantly available for download* and you will be sent an email with the following:
    1. Overall score 
    2. Stage on EDI Spectrum (click here for details on the Six EDI Spectrum Stages)
    3. EDI Score Summary: Showing the score achieved in each of six sections
    4. EDI Spectrum Summary Report (pdf attachment to the email)
      • The Summary report discusses the company’s current Stage on ICTC’s EDI Spectrum
      • The “Current and Next Steps” section of the report shows you what actions are available to move to next Stage on the EDI Spectrum
  3. Revisit and Re-Assess: you can access your information anytime to review the results or start a new assessment to track recent progress

Get started today!

The EDI Spectrum Tool is available online. Click the button below to get started!

* Assessment results are anonymous and data collected will be used in aggregate for reporting purposes only.

For more information email:  [email protected]

Funding for this project was provided by:

EDI Spectrum Tool