Glossary of Terms

Four Key EDI Terms

What is Implicit Bias? – Center for Prevention MN

Discrimination: Crash Course Philosophy #41 – Crash Course Video

Discrimination: Crash Course Philosophy #41 – Crash Course Video


2SLGBTQIA+ is Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (or Questioning), Intersex,
Asexual. The placement of Two Spirit (2S) first is to recognize Indigenous People are the first
peoples of this land and their understanding of gender and sexuality precedes colonization. The
‘+’ is for all the new and growing ways we become aware of sexual orientations and gender
diversity (

Ableism is the discrimination against persons with mental and/or physical disabilities;
discrimination in favor of able-bodied individuals (Friedman & Owen, 2017).

Aboriginal Peoples is a collective name for the original people of North America and their
descendants. The Canadian Constitution (the Constitution Act, 1982) recognizes three groups of

Aboriginal Peoples – First Nations, Métis, and Inuit – as separate peoples with unique heritages,
languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. Also, see Indigenous Peoples

Accessibility is a general term for the degree of ease that something (e.g., device, service,
physical environment, and information) can be accessed, used, and enjoyed by persons with
disabilities. The term implies conscious planning, design and/or effort to make sure something
is barrier-free to persons with disabilities. Accessibility also benefits the general po