WHAT DO THE WORDS “DIVERSITY”, “EQUITY” AND “INCLUSION” MEAN?!

DIVERSITY:
Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.

EQUITY:
The fair and impartial treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all individuals taking into account systemic inequalities and outcome disparities within society.

INCLUSION:
Active, intentional and ongoing engagement in diversity in which different individuals or groups who may otherwise be excluded or marginalized are accepted, engaged and welcomed.