We all have a responsibility to make DEI part of the foundation of our organizations, and therefore create and put policies in place that support it. Creating a workplace that is diverse, equitable and inclusive is integral to the future and success of the co-operative movement. It is our hope that the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) will officially adopt Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as the 8th Co-operative Principle.

Starting January 2023, our "From Principle to Practice: Co-Designing the Co-operative Sector of the Future" series will explore some of the key systemic barriers that currently exist for those wanting to develop – or those currently operating - a co-operative, and how we can collectively overcome them through the creation of practices and policies that will ultimately make our businesses and the co-operative sector more inclusive.

The interactive workshop series is being developed in partnership with experts on the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage OCA Members, as well as your organization's leaders and decision-makers to participate!



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