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President’s Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is dedicated to providing an atmosphere free of barriers in order to promote equity, diversity and inclusion (ED&I). We celebrate and welcome the diversity of all members, volunteers, employees, and stakeholders. It is the policy of the AIC to foster an environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas, and beliefs thereby ensuring a diversity of perspectives and realities throughout the organization as well as the appraisal profession at large. We demonstrate our commitment by providing a supportive environment and a culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all.

Founded from this belief, the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion (the Council) is comprised of volunteers from among the membership to help ensure that the AIC’s governance structure and processes are as inclusive as the membership and public it serves. The Council will assist the AIC Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities and assessing progress towards achieving the Institute’s ED&I objectives, to ensure continued alignment.

AIC’S Definition of Discrimination

Discrimination is an action or a decision that results in the unfair or negative treatment of a person or group. Reasons a person may experience discrimination include: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspension has been ordered. (Source: Canadian Human Rights Commission 11 grounds of discrimination). Reference:



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