Volume 4: Leveraging Our Diversity: Canada as a Learning Society

11/01/2001

This paper explores the idea that, in a knowledge-based society, diversity should be recognized as a resource. It proposes that diversity be viewed as high-grade social capital that has a significant contribution to make in developing the human capital needed for the 21st Century.1 The working assumption is that, properly leveraged, diversity can become a powerful contributor to learning and innovation – both crucial conditions for success in a knowledge-based economy