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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

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