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President’s Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

ABOUT THE COUNCIL

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.

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 and processes are as inclusive as the membership and public it serves. We demonstrate our commitment by providing a supportive environment and a culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all.

Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (CUSPAP) Definitions

DISCRIMINATION [CUSPAP’s Definition 3.21]

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. – Adapted from Canadian Human Rights Commission

BIAS [CUSPAP 2022, see Definition 3.13, Ethics Standard Rule 4.2.12, and Ethics Standard Comment 5.11]

A preference or inclination that is not reasonably supported and that prevents a Member from impartially developing or communicating the results of an Assignment. May also mean, favouring or promoting the cause or interest of the Member, or of one party over another party in a transaction.


RESOURCES FOR CONSUMERS

Addressing Your Concerns: Complaint Resolution Process

The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is committed to ensuring that consumers and clients understand the appraisal process and the roles, responsibilities and expectations of a professional appraiser.

Any concerns regarding the work product or the conduct of a member of AIC can be directed to AIC.

You can file a complaint through the resources at this link: https://www.aicanada.ca/about-aic/addressing-your-concerns/ 

USEFUL LINKS

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)

A forward-looking social organization with research and learning woven into our DNA, tracing how people identify alongside demographic trends within the Canadian workplace to move employers from diversity to inclusion.

 

Link: https://ccdi.ca/ 

The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier cross-culturally valid assessment for building cultural competence in your organization.

 

Link: https://idiinventory.com/ 

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