Equity Office

Equity Office
Equity Office

Employment Equity

Click the following link to be directed to the: Employment Equity Policy

Employment Equity is a program designed to ensure that all individuals have a fair chance in the areas of recruitment, hiring, remuneration, promotion and training. It is a program that strives for:

  • A diverse workforce
  • Equitable and fair employment systems

Employment Equity is needed to remove systemic discrimination that has historically disadvantaged particular groups in the area of employment. These groups include Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, women and visible minorities/racialized groups. Systemic discrimination includes policies and practices that unintentionally exclude individuals for reasons that are not job-related; not related to ability; and not related to the safe operation of an organization.

The Equity Office provides a number of services related to Employment Equity, including equity training workshops, data analysis and reporting.

Why a new Employment Equity Framework?

In 2013, the Federal Contractors Program (FCP) underwent some significant changes which prompted Queen's to re-evaluate its strategies for Employment Equity throughout the institution. The new framework calls for a more university-wide engagement to ensure that we continue to foster an environment of inclusivity that enables the university to attract, hire, retain and promote members of equity-seeking groups.

Click here for more information regarding the Employment Equity Framework.

Employment Equity Initiatives Timeline (PDF, 451KB)