Intercultural Dialogue Institute* (IDI) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote respect and mutual understanding among all cultures and faiths through partnership with other communities, cultural, religious and interreligious organizations by organizing educational and cultural activities such as seminars, conferences, discussion panels, luncheons, interfaith family dinners and cultural exchange trips.
Intercultural Dialogue Institute aims to promote enduring interfaith and intercultural cooperation, tolerance and dialogue by sharing the differences and similarities in cultures in an effort to achieve global peace in the foreseeable future. The Institute aims to eliminate or reduce false stereotypes, prejudices and unjustified fears through direct human communication. By this mission IDI aims to contribute to improvement of diversity, pluralism and multiculturalism throughout Canada.
Headquartered in Toronto, Intercultural Dialogue Institute currently has branch offices and sister organizations in nine cities throughout Canada.
* GTA branch of IDI was established with the name Canadian Interfaith Dialogue Centre in 2004. It has then changed its name to Canadian Intercultural Dialogue Centre. Until July 2013 it was known as IDI Toronto. In July 2013 it was re-branded as IDI GTA to represent the whole Greater Toronto Area.