Diversity & Balance In The Workforce

Recognizing the need to diversify a workforce is one thing, but creating this kind of culture change can be a difficult and lengthy process. So how do you get started? At NBMAP, we believe change of this kind has to be built up over time from the inside and it has to be owned by frontline employees as much as management.

Businesses and unions can start by helping their employees feel more comfortable working with underrepresented groups. NBMAPs Diversity & Balance in the Workforce curriculum helps employee groups explore the misunderstandings and debunk the myths, in a safe environment, through interactive exercises and frank discussion.

This course will help learners feel more comfortable working with those who are different than them, through a genuine discovery of issues and exploration of practical strategies to enable teamwork across gender and ethnic lines.


Class Size

Minimum 8, maximum 12

Session Duration

3 hours

Materials Provided

Presentation, pocket reference guide, textbook, workshop handouts and exercise materials.

"We welcome any person who wants to work hard. The women that we have on our team have been successful and bring different qualities; they are patient, safety-oriented and good with time-management which is key in our industry."

Ralph Landers, Insulator journeyman, Regional General Manager (New Brunswick) Pro Insul

"Breaking down barriers to employment for Indigenous people will ensure that everyone has a real and fair chance at success. Helping Indigenous people get the skills and training they need to find good jobs will help grow the economy and strengthen the middle class and help those working hard to join it."

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour