DCA defines Diversity as all of the differences between people in how they identify in relation to their:
- Age, caring responsibilities, cultural background, disability, gender or gender identity, Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander background, sexual orientation, intersex status, and socio-economic background (Social Identity)
- Profession, education, work experiences, and organisational role (Professional Identity).
All of these aspects of our identity inform our individual perspective of the world.
Inclusion occurs when a diversity of people (e.g. of different ages, cultural backgrounds, genders) feel valued and respected, have access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute their perspectives and talents to improve their organisation.
It is only through inclusion that organisations can make the most out of diversity.