Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Best Practices Guide


The Best Practices Guide was designed specifically for members of La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec. It is intended as a tool for reflection, evaluation and reference with regard to the internal practices and organizational culture of studios. This Guide aims to present concrete practices and methods recognized as having a significant impact in terms of IED in the video game industry. Providing a more diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment has a direct impact on the well-being and sense of security of an organization’s employees. It also fosters creativity, productivity and project innovation. The aim of this document is to support our members in their approach and offer them a point of reference for appropriating these principles and applying them to their reality.

The document comprises four main sections that define and demystify the theory associated with DEI, namely the foundations of the concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion, the implementation of a DEI strategy, the implementation of an inclusive staffing and integration process, and the prevention of and fight against harassment. The appendix also includes a sample policy, a sample job offer, case studies and a list of external resources to provide studios with additional tools.

It is important to note that this version of the Guide represents the beginning of a series of initiatives associated with its content. In particular, the Guild is offering participatory workshops to encourage continuous learning. We will also be updating the content to support you in your IED processes.

We would like to thank our partners who have contributed to this industry-building project. In partnership with Beenox, and in collaboration with Élance, l’Aparté, l’Institut EDI2, and RIQEDI, La Guilde is proud to be able to offer its members a concrete resource for the development of inclusive organizational practices.

If you have any questions or need advice following your reading or participation in the various activities associated with the Guide, please do not hesitate to contact Béatrice Desjardins-Gagnon, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor at La Guilde.

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Register for the interactive workshops

As part of the launch of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Best Practices Guide in collaboration with Beenox on September 14, La Guilde is launching three free interactive workshops for our members who want to learn more about integrating the DEI principles outlined in the Guide. The aim of these workshops is to provide studios with concrete tools to tackle the challenges and barriers to applying these concepts, and to personalize discussions based on your own experiences and observations.

Here are the 3 workshops taking place this fall. These workshops are reserved for members, with a maximum of two people per company, per workshop:

1. Implementing your DEI strategy: where to start, in collaboration with Élance
When: Wednesday, October 25, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Who: management and/or human resources managers and executives

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2. Inclusive hiring approach: attraction, recruitment and retention, in collaboration with RIQEDI X EDI2 Institute 
When: Thursday, November 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon
Who: recruiters and/or hiring committees
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3. Preventing and adressing harassment, discrimination and violence: training for your studio’s resource person, in collaboration with l’Aparté
When: Tuesday, December 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Who: the person identified as your studio’s resource person

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