Toronto District School Board

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 staff census and employee wellness survey scheduled for fall 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 systematic 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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