Pathways to a More Inclusive Labor Market in Calgary

An inclusive economy aims to provide all members of society with the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from a community’s economic activities and systems. Calgary Economic Development acknowledges that helping all Calgarians achieve their personal potentials is imperative to leveraging Calgary’s rich diversity to bring innovation and creativity into our industries and businesses. However, we are still facing challenges regarding diversity, equity and inclusion in Calgary labour market. Through this project, we intend to further Calgary Economic Development’s understanding of: a) how inclusive is Calgary’s economy? b) what are some identified causes of varying labor force outcomes in Calgary, and c) what are some tangible next steps to address varying labor force outcomes?

Zahra Espanani
Faculty Supervisor: 
Atsuko Tanaka
Partner University: