The 2018 Employment Equity Statistical Report for York University is now available. The report can be found at http://hr.info.yorku.ca/ in the section titled Quick Links.
For the first time the report highlights a statistical summary of the representation of five designated groups, rather than the customary four groups: Women, Visible Minorities (Racialized), Aboriginal (Indigenous) Peoples, Persons with Disabilities and LBGTQ2; and speaks to anticipated diversity and inclusion related initiatives for 2019 and beyond.
New initiative underway
Since its inception as an Anchor institution in 2015, York University established four target areas for current and future development opportunities – employment, engagement, infrastructure, and social procurement – specifically within the Black Creek/Jane Finch communities. In early 2019, as part of Anchor YorkU, an employment subcommittee was formed to identify better ways to target locals and residents of the M3J, M3L, M3M, M3N postal codes and to get them engaged and involved in the community’s employment opportunities.
York University and its partners want to attempt to reduce and tackle some of the issues facing the community by better understanding the working conditions of the non-academic employees at York, what type of working skills they have and what have been their struggles working for the University.
Research is currently underway to attain the number of Black Creek/Jane & Finch residents currently employed at York University. Using the data received, the hope is to create a framework that allows for the existence of more sustainable positions that could become careers for residents of the targeted communities.
“This is just one way, the University is promoting equity, diversity & inclusion to ensure gaps and/or biases are addressed throughout the different elements of the employment life cycle -talent acquisition, learning & development and promotions. Stay tuned for more information on how to participate in the Anchor York U research project” said Annette Boodram, equity, diversity & inclusion officer at York University.
If you haven’t yet completed a self-identification survey, or your responses have changed (for example, a disability has emerged since you last filled out the survey), we encourage you to take one minute to complete this survey by going to the following link.
Questions about your department equity data or how to incorporate employment equity, diversity and inclusion into your recruitment and retention process can be directed to:
Annette Boodram, equity, diversity & inclusion officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 20848.