Employment Equity at OCAD University
Employment Equity is a federal government initiative whose purpose is to ensure all Canadians have a fair chance in the areas of recruitment, hiring, remuneration, promotion and training. This program strives for a diverse workforce, equitable and fair employment systems. In particular, it seeks to improve the employment status of four designated groups, namely Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities and Members of Visible Minorities, who have traditionally faced discrimination in the workplace. Under this program, employers are required to identify and remove barriers in employment policies and practices, remedy effects of past discrimination, and ensure proportionate representation of designated groups throughout the organization.
OCAD University (OCAD U) is committed to supporting equity, diversity, inclusion and dignity of all people as well as establishing equal opportunities in employment. To that end, the University will seek to identify and remove barriers in employment including its recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion practices and foster a climate of equity. Over and above the four designated groups the University shall from time to time review status and identity other underrepresented groups
The Federal Contractors Program (FCP)
The Federal Contractors Program (FCP) requires that organizations with 100 or more employees and who receive at least $200,000 in federal contracts commit to implementing employment equity with regard to four designated groups - Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, visible minorities/racialized groups and women by seeking to remove systemic barriers to the representation of these designated groups in the workforce. As of Fall 2010, OCAD U is voluntarily participating in the FCP.
Dr. Jane Ngobia
Director, Diversity & Equity Initiatives and the Senior Official responsible for employment equity at OCAD U
100 McCaul St
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