The University is conducting two surveys to get a better understanding on how the community views Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives at York.
The Employment Equity Self-Identification Survey is for staff and York’s Culturally Engaging Environments Campus Survey is for students.
The Employment Equity Self-Identification Survey will provide an up-to-date picture of York’s workforce demographics. “The Employment Equity Self-Identification survey allows York to identify gaps in employee representation in order to ensure our efforts in support of York’s talent acquisition and retention efforts, and to identify and remove barriers to create an inclusive, respectful, and healthy work environment,” said Sheila Cote-Meek, vice-president equity, people and culture.
York’s Culturally Engaging Environments Campus Survey for students is being conducted for the first time. “It is important that we get a better understanding of the climate on campus from our students in order to establish a baseline against which the effectiveness of future initiatives can be measured,” said Cote-Meek.
Community members have received an email with instructions on how to participate in the survey that is relevant to them. Both surveys run until Dec. 2.
“I encourage everyone to take part in the appropriate survey and would like to assure the community that great care is taken to ensure confidentiality and that no individual can be identified in reporting, added Cote-Meek.”
The findings of each survey will be shared with the community. To view past Annual Employment Equity Reports visit: www.yorku.ca/vpepc/employment-equity-and-diversity.