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Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Mandate

  • Ensure that equity and respect for all is reflected in RGD operations and programming, with a view to overcoming systemic racism and discrimination within the industry.
  • Propose and assist in the development of new programs and the modification of existing programs, related to matters of systemic racism and discrimination.
  • Promote the inclusiveness of RGD, educate Members on issues related to systemic racism, discrimination and subconscious bias and develop resources to promote a more equitable industry overall.

What we do

  • Develop DEI resources for RGD Members the design community as a whole
  • Review the Code of Ethics as it pertains to DEI and make recommendations for edits/additions
  • Identify speakers for DesignThinkers and other RGD events
  • Organize webinar series exploring non-Western type, design, etc. and also covering accessible design
  • Review and update the RGD's Accessibility Guidelines

Questions?

Email rebecca@rgd.ca


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Accessibility Brand Strategy System Design
Xandr is a multi-hyphenated queer trans creative director, designer, illustrator, front-end developer, travelling speaker and educator. His design firm, ARToverMATTER, is a creative studio that gives a dam...
Information Design Product Design Strategy
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Art Direction Creative Direction Editorial
Nicola is an independent art director and graphic designer, who specializes in editorial design. She’s obsessed with magazines, so much so that she opened Issues Magazine Shop, a retailer of independent ma...
Editorial Photography Print
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