Diversity & inclusion

Diversity & inclusion: a leverage for innovation!

Beyond the Challenges proposed within Cooperathon, we continue to believe that diversity and inclusion must be at the very heart of the world’s largest social innovation competition.

What are diversity and inclusion?

Diversity is defined as “the variety of people and ideas that a company presents”*

Inclusion is defined as “the creation of an environment where people feel a sense of belonging and respect, valued and interconnected, and where everyone expresses their authentic being.*

*Sherman Garr, S., Shellenback, K. and Scales, J. (2014). Diversity and inclusion in Canada. Bersin by Deloitte. P.11 and 12

Why at Cooperathon?

Because we fundamentally believe that a diverse and inclusive world is synonymous with innovation and openness to see human life differently.

Gagnant du prix D&I 2019 offert par Desjardins, Montreal NewTech & entrePrism HEC Montréal

ARTIZANKO is an online marketplace aiming to centralize sales for environmentally & socially conscious products founded on 3 main values: sustainable sourcing, sustainable engineering, and sustainable packaging.

How does it work in practice?

Since 2018: a Diversity & Inclusion SWAT Team has been at the heart of the Coopérathon to challenge the status quo;

Diversity & Inclusion criteria on which projects will be evaluated;

A Living Lab on Diversity & Inclusion to facilitate discussions with employees, communities and our partners;

Bonus points to be earned in the evaluation of your project if Diversity & Inclusion are integrated into: the composition of your team and the creation and validation of your solution.

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Vox pop (2018)
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Ravy (2018)
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Aïcha (2018)
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Thank you to our Diversity & Inclusion partners

Let the adventure begin!

Transform your ideas into impactful innovations!

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We connect passion and talent, communities and academics. Together we develop a socially responsible future.

“Cooperathon” is a Trademark of the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec.

Cooperathon @ FacebookCooperathon @ InstagramCooperathon @ TwitterCooperathon @ YouTubeCooperathon @ Linkedin