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Employment Equity

What is Our Equity Goal?

Committing to the development, implementation and maintenance of employment and promotion policies, practices and procedures that result in and sustain a workforce that, at all levels, reflects, understands and responds to our diverse population.

How Have We Started To Achieve It?

  • Developed the 2017 Staff Census and Well-Being Survey scheduled for November 2017. 
  • Recommenced a leadership and mentoring program for Racialized and Indigenous staff. 
  • Reviewed the current Principal & Vice Principal hiring process from an equity perspective 
  • Developed “look-fors” to support Equity as a Leadership Capacity which will support further accountability across the system
  • Engaged Senior Team in specific professional development to deepen understanding of hiring with an equity lens. 
  • Launched a new selection process format for Central Administrator positions to identify people who exemplify the leadership attributes – including the ability to identify and remove systemic barriers to students’ achievement and well-being – necessary to move the system forward

What Have We Learned?

We must be intentional as we work across the system to improve hiring practices – to make sure our processes are free of systemic barriers.

What’s Next?

  • Develop promotion processes that are aligned with the Framework to promote equity and inclusion. 
  • Review hiring processes and ensure Equity “look-fors” are embedded in all processes. 
  • Establish a complementary tool to support the Ontario Leadership Framework with an equity lens - to build capacity and support accountability.
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