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Diversity

The presence of a wide range of human qualities and attributes within a group, organization, or society. The dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to: ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

Source: Ministry of Education (2009). Realizing the promise of diversity: Ontario's equity and inclusive education strategy. Retrieved May 5, 2017 from http://www.edu.gov.on.ca

Multiculturalism is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained in each individual.

Source: University of Oregon. (n.d.). Definition of diversity. Retrieved May 5, 2017 from http://gladstone.uoregon.edu