INCLUSION

"Inclusion is a sense of belonging."

Definition:

"Inclusion is an organizational effort and practices in which different groups or individuals of different backgrounds are culturally and socially accepted and welcomed, and equally treated."

"These differences could be self-evident, such as national origin, age, race and ethnicity, religion, gender, marital status and socioeconomic status or they could be more inherent, such as educational background."

(Global Diversity Practice)

Candidate launch event

Political

Representation 

Civic Participation

Civic Engagement

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Participation

Confident Female Doctor

Healthcare Access

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Social Determinants of Health

ESOL training session

Cultural Awareness

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Language Accessibility 

Process:

The process of inclusion engages each individual and makes people feel valued as being essential to the success of the organization. 

"Inclusion often means a shift in an organization's mind-set and culture that has visible effects, such as participation in meetings, how offices are physically organized or access to particular facilities or information."

(Global Diversity Practice)

Impact:

Evidence shows that when people feel valued and included in the community, people function at a higher capacity, have higher morale, and increased participation in the community.

(Global Diversity Practice)