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Equity Diversity Inclusion and Belonging Resources for the Tech Sector

TAP Network is proud to provide Canada’s tech sector with diversity benchmarking data, a free online library of resources and tools, EDIB thought leadership and comprehensive leadership training to help build a more inclusive tech sector.

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TAP Network’s EDIB Resource Hub is a free online resource library for the tech sector.

With over 400 best-in-class Equity Diversity Inclusion and Belonging resources and tools, the EDIB Resource Hub provides employers with tools and information that can be used to integrate EDIB practices, build a culture of inclusiveness and belonging and support women, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, individuals who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+, and all equity-deserving groups to succeed in the tech sector.

Visit the EDIB Resource Hub

TAP Network often partners with various facilitators to run intensive Equity Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) leadership training programs. These programs are designed specifically for tech industry leaders. 

Customized training programs can be offered; please contact us at info@tapnetwork.ca for more information.

Here are examples of training programs we have provided:

Back to Black: The Building Blocks of Black Inclusion

  • In collaboration with Black Women’s Business Network, with Lead Facilitator Eunice Kajoba of Monachopsis Consulting.  The program consists of a meaningful 3-hour session with a focus on sharing practical tools and resources, highlighting what leaders can do to utilize EDIB related practices to better support Black professionals.

Inclusive Organizations - Executive Training

  • The program is designed for c-suite executives, founders and board directors of Canadian technology companies who want to drive change and build diverse teams and networks within and outside of their organizations.

Inclusive Leadership Program

  • This program is designed for leaders seeking to expand their awareness around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace. The program is targeted towards leaders open to challenging their own perspectives and creating more productive and inclusive teams.

Inclusive Change Agent Program

  • This program is designed for People and Culture and organizational leaders with an interest in developing equity, diversity and inclusion practices within their tech organization. Participants require 5+ years of experience in People and Culture or other organizational leadership capacity.

Our Diversity Benchmarking Toolkit helps organizations measure their workforce diversity and track progress on increasing the representation of equity-deserving groups over time.

More information here

Our Diversity in Tech Dashboard provides a benchmark for Canada's tech sector to track its progress on increasing the representation and inclusion of equity-deserving groups within the sector over time.

Data on the diversity of the current Canadian technology employee population is collected by TAP Network members through a confidential employee self-reporting process. This data is then reported to Mercer on a confidential basis through the TAP Network's Annual Salary Survey.

View the Diversity in Tech Dashboard Report


"The resources, measurement tools and frameworks available from TAP Network are enabling hundreds of tech companies to recruit, retain and support women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, people of colour, newcomers to Canada, individuals who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ all equity-deserving groups in our tech sector.”
Laurie Murdoch VP People and Operations, Sony Pictures Entertainment
"That was amazing training. Anyone I know who took it, said it was some of the best DE&I training they’ve received for work. It also connected so many people in a broader industry. Well worth it for me and others I know!”
Participant Inclusive Change Agent Program
"Hi there – I wanted to reach out and express my gratitude for these emails and resources. It’s very valuable for my own development and growth, as well as development of the organization I work with.”
Daria Burkreeva Director of People Experience and Development, Domain7

EDIB Coalition

Join our EDIB Coalition

Be in the know. Learn. Support what’s being done. Amplify the results. Volunteer on a subcommittee to provide input and shape our work.

Email Kathy Gibson at kathy@tapnetwork.ca to join our EDIB Coalition today.

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TAP Network’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Reconciliation

We respectfully acknowledge that TAP Network is on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and that all of our members live, work and play on Turtle Island. We hear and understand that Indigenous People, who have lived on these lands since time immemorial, have experienced and continue to experience trauma related to ongoing colonialism.

We must all do what we can to decolonize by examining and enacting ways that our workplace culture, policies and practices can be made safe and equitable for Indigenous People. 

TAP Network is committed to delivering diversity data, hosting inclusive events, participating in economic reconciliation and reflecting the diversity of our communities within our teams and committees.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Tech Project: In 2019, we launched a 3-year pilot project to fill a critical gap in Canada’s tech ecosystem and support employers with the knowledge and tools to develop more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Tech Project engaged more than 600 business leaders, delivered training programs to over 200 tech sector leaders, and saw the completion of six highly successful projects established to support the attraction, retention and advancement of equity-deserving populations in the technology sector. The resources we continue to offer today are a direct result of this project. Read more →.

Past Leadership: In 2017 our association managed a government funded program to examine diversity and inclusion in our sector, to report on status, and to make recommendations for improvements. Download the report here → 

Diversifying the Future of our Profession: We’re proud to provide the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Human Resources Management program with bursaries for students who demonstrate financial need and who self-identify with an equity-deserving group such as Indigenous, within the BIPOC community, as a single parent or are registered with BCIT’s Accessibility Services office due to a visible or invisible disability.

Everyone Belongs in Tech

A more diverse and inclusive tech sector provides social, economic and innovation value, and yet, despite best intentions there’s still much work to be done to diversify our sector so that it reflects the beautiful diversity of our communities.

This series of videos is about people who have found what they love to do. We want to inspire people to see all the possibilities in their own careers and lives. Help us do that by sharing these stories!

Everyone Belongs In Tech

Katherine is on the autism spectrum and thriving as a Software Quality Analyst.

Katherine Shadwick hopes by sharing her story, she might help other folks on the spectrum look to the tech industry to find a good job.

Everyone Belongs In Tech

How Harley followed his passion for cartoons and found his dream job.

Harley Knife is a Senior Animator at Yeti Farm, a Kelowna-based animation studio providing animation services and creating original content for broadcast and digital platforms.

Everyone Belongs In Tech

Kirsten Sharp is the Head of Production at a 3D animation pipeline, @daz3d.

As an internationally ranked tennis player, Kirsten is also serving innovation and opportunity both on and off the court.

Everyone Belongs In Tech

I never thought I could work in Tech - Here's why you should.

Just like many others, Hatim Hanafi never saw himself working in tech! Now he's found his passion working in strategic planning in the tech sector, where he is proud to have experienced working for companies, like Hootsuite, that focus on positive social change.

Everyone Belongs In Tech

Fatima is on a mission to discover the antibodies that can eradicate disease and improve healthcare for everyone.

Fatima Ahmed is a Research Scientist at Abcellera, a technology company that searches, decodes, and analyzes natural immune systems to find antibodies that its partners can develop into drugs to prevent and treat disease.

Everyone Belongs In Tech

How this tech start-up founder balances her roles as a CEO and mom of two.

Humaira Ahmed is the founder & CEO of Locelle, a Victoria-based enterprise networking platform to connect and engage women in the workplaces for support and mentorship.

Everyone Belongs In Tech

How Patrick made a life-changing career pivot and found his True Calling.

Patrick Reily is a Pipeline Technical Director at Cinesite, an award-winning animation studio working in film, TV and streaming productions.

Everyone Belongs In Tech

How rediscovering a passion for computers helped Sarah find her True Calling.

Sarah Teigland is an intermediate software engineer at Thinkific, a software platform that enables entrepreneurs to create, market, sell and deliver their own online courses

Let’s diversify the available career stories in tech.

Share these stories and showcase inspiring and diverse people who love their tech jobs!

Let us know if you have a story to share about your experience in Canada’s tech sector. We like to share stories that inspire others to consider careers in tech. Reach out to us at info@tapnetwork.ca.