Tuesday, Nov. 24 marks the final instalment of four interactive workshops presented by the Centre for Human Rights’ (CHR) during the fall season.
“Critical Conversations on Employment Equity” runs 11:30am to 1pm and wraps up the Antiracism Talkshop Series – a forum that explored several topics on human rights in the workplace and learning environment.
This last segment will give participants insight into employment equity, current challenges in hiring and retention and the future of employment equity.
It will review elements of the Employment Equity Act (introduced to the Canadian workforce in 1986 and amended in 1995), which encourages the establishment of working conditions that are free of barriers, and touch on what more can be done to actualize the principles of the act.
Guest speaker Annette Boodram will lead the workshop, and share her insights on workplace equality. She is the employment equity officer at York University, where she has the responsibility for achieving equality in the employment lifecycle so no individual is denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to performance.
Boodram has a bachelor’s degree from York U in sociology, and a post-graduate certificate in human resources management from Seneca College.
She has experience as manager of human resources planning at the University of Guelph, where she developed close relationships with hiring manager to ensure applicant pools were diversified and recruitment processes were bias-free.
This Antiracism Talkshop session takes place at 626 Kaneff Tower.
For more information on this session, visit rights.info.yorku.ca/events.
To register a class or a group for this session, contact Yvonne Chiu at firstname.lastname@example.org to register a class or team.
Individuals can register at www.yorku.ca/rights/forms/view.php?id=28.