Develop your leadership skills related to diversity and inclusion, cultural competency and communication with the resources below.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list, it is to spark a conversation and reflection in our movements.

If you would like to suggest additions to this page, please contact us with a link to the resource, a short description and why you think it would make a useful addition to our collection.

Diversity and Inclusion

Guidelines to Inclusive Language
Developing Cultural Awareness
Acknowledging Privilege
Anti-racism & racial justice resources
Call it out: racism, racial discrimination and human rights : A 30-minute interactive eCourse created by the Ontario Human Rights Commission
Intersectionality 101  by Olena Hankivsky, PhD
Allies in the Struggle: Intersectional work as a trauma-informed response and prevention slides
Trauma-informed. The Trauma Toolkit . A resource for service organizations and providers to deliver services that are trauma-informed (Second Edition 2013)
The Black Lives Canada Syllabus : Context of black life and black history in Canada
Immigrant and Refugee Communities Resource List
Stories Supporting Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Waterloo Region: I choose dign!ty


Conestoga Library - LGBTQ2+ Resources
Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit to Support Social Change. This resource provides information on gender-specific and gender-neutral pronouns, starting conversations, being an effective and supportive ally, and ways to create a welcoming environment.
Gay and Bi-Men Resources
Gender Unicorn
ok2bme Resources
Sexual Health Resources
SPECTRUM - Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space
The Importance of Gender Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth
Two-Spirit and LGBTQ Indigenous Health

Indigenous Education

Library Services Indigenous Resources Guide
Indigenous Ally Toolkit (pdf)
Know the land: What is a Land Acknowledgement?
Land Back
Orange Shirt Day
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports
Truth and Reconciliation Report Calls to Action
Whose Land
Woodland Cultural Centre


Helpful tools for Active Listening
What kind of communicator are you?
Diffusing Conflict
Defining Consent
Understanding Barriers to Effective Communication

Related Community Supports

On campus

Rights and Responsibilities
Aboriginal Services
Counselling Services
Health Services
Conestoga Students Inc.
Accessible Learning
Security Services

Off campus

Need someone to talk to in the Waterloo Region?

Good2Talk Support Line for Post-secondary Students (1-866-925-5454)
Here 24/7 : Addictions, Mental Health & Crisis Services (1-844-437-3247)
24-hour Support Line for Sexual Violence Survivors at SASC (519-741-8633)

Can't remember these numbers? Call 211 to be directed to the best resource.