The Diversity Committee is working to develop a “Lens”:  a document that will serve as a reminder to all CFDCs of what to consider when meeting staff and client accommodation needs.  In the “Lens” will be information regarding the need to ensure equality in areas such as official languages, visible minorities, gender and physical accessibility.  The Committee recommends that all CFDC staff and boards take the free course “Accessibility:  Its Impact on Small and Medium Sized Business”, which is offered at  This short course will not only be helpful to CFDC offices, but also to their clients.

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