Actually if not diversity, then what? How would our country look, and would it be more peaceful and more prosperous if we were less diverse?
In Canada, we pride ourselves on getting things right when it comes to diversity, and overall we should, but we all know that there is a long way to go before poor kids get a decent education, aboriginal communities get more respect, women break the glass ceiling, and the list goes on. I became involved in diversity issues over twenty years ago because I believed that each individual, no matter their accent, their skin colour or their God, should lead a fulfilling life in this country.
In the end, each one of us needs to decide if we want to work towards a solution, or not. That is why my work is in diversity - to look for solutions and share them. Each of the projects that Diversity Matters undertakes works towards that goal.