Global Centre for Pluralism

The most memorable day today with the staff of the Global Centre for Pluralism, talking about Indigenous cultural competence.  And we finally figured out what this stone building is on Sussex!  His Highness the Aga Khan renovated the old Canadian War Museum building to create one of the best training rooms in the city.

From their website, What is Pluralism?

Defined simply, pluralism is an ethic of respect for diversity. Whereas diversity in society is a fact, how societies respond to diversity is a choice. Pluralism results from the daily decisions taken by state institutions, civil society associations and individuals to recognize and value human differences.

Pluralist societies are not accidents of history. They require continuous investment across many different sectors — economic, political and social. Although every society must define its own path, comparative experiences can be studied to better understand different possible outcomes.