Employment equity

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives (ODESI) is leading OCAD University’s employment equity initiatives to promote equitable access to, and participation in, the ecology of OCAD U for groups designated by the Federal Contractor’s Program (racialized and Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and women) and other equity seeking and under-represented communities, including LGBTTQQI2SA communities and persons caring for elder or child dependents. 

To meet this objective, ODESI has developed a training curriculum that was delivered to all academic hiring committees in 2015 and will inform the development of hiring best practices at OCAD U. ODESI collects and analyses workforce representation data to identify and remove barriers and to measure progress and will continue to promote substantive equality through the 2013-2016 Proposed Employment Equity Actions.  


Amanda Hotrum
Director, Diversity & Equity Initiatives

OCAD University
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1W1

416-977-6000, Ext. 4860