Ecosystem Partners

Five organizations were selected to support 50 – 30 Challenge participants by helping them become more responsive to their diversity and inclusion needs. How? They recognize that each organization is unique and requires a custom approach to building a more diverse workplace.

The Ecosystem Partners will work alongside your organization to develop your diversity and inclusion plans as well as develop a culture of change and to help you reach your 50 – 30 Challenge goal.

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Meet the 50 – 30 Challenge Ecosystem Partners

The role of Ecosystem Partners

The 50 – 30 Challenge Ecosystem Fund provides funding to the Ecosystem Partners listed above, to help 50 – 30 Challenge participants meet their diversity and inclusion goals.

Ecosystem Partners have been provided funding to support the Challenge participants by:

  • linking participants to best practices for hiring a diverse workforce and creating inclusive and equitable workplaces
  • providing guidance and advising on other diversity supports specific to each organization's unique needs
  • reporting on the progress of participants to ISED
  • promoting the What Works Toolkit and other supports to assist participants in meeting the Challenge objectives.

The Ecosystem Fund

The 50 – 30 Challenge Ecosystem Fund was created to provide funding to successful applications, referred to as Ecosystem Partners, to help 50 – 30 Challenge participants meet their diversity and inclusion goals. The Call for Applications was open from June 7, 2021, to July 19, 2021. For more information, consult the Application Guide.

In December 2021, the Government of Canada announced five successful applicants:

Organization Total funding (up to…)

Colleges and Institutes Canada


Egale Canada


Global Compact Network Canada


Ted Rogers School of Management's Diversity Institute


Women's Economic Council


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