The Employment Equity Partnership (EEP) is a public-private sector partnership on data-driven solutions to systemic racism and inequitable employment in Canada. The EEP seeks to address long-standing issues of racism and gendered inequalities by engaging public and corporate-sector employers and larger non-profits to join the EEP network.It also aims to benchmark the diversity of their current workforce and co-develop pathways for engaging talent from equity-deserving groups.
At the 2022 Partners’ Roundtable, stakeholders engaged in multi-day discussions on pathways to employment and related inequities that have been further perpetuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as socio-political tensions that center discussions on systemic racism and discrimination in the workplace. Roundtable discussions were focused on best practices for organizations and organizational leaders to collaborate and co-develop opportunities for equity-deserving people to access meaningful employment.
Discussions captured a range of leadership perspectives, with clear calls to action on priorities for building lasting relationships, and ensuring accountability towards Indigenous, Black, racialized and various equity-deserving groups. The three-day sessions were held virtually, with an in-person closing session.
EEP Partners' Rount table
Her Excellency the Right Honourable
Mary May Simon
Governor General of Canada
About the Hosts
The Inclusion Project
Global Centre for Pluralism
The Inclusion Project (TIP) is a social innovation network and resource hub for organizations, communities and institutions engaged in knowledge development and practice to further racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI).
TIP operates a non-profit and full-service consultancy to support and strengthen intercultural competence through REDI audits, readiness assessment, coaching, mentoring, benchmarking and strategic action planning and framework development.
Read more about TIP: www.theinclusionproject.com
At the Global Centre for Pluralism, we believe that societies thrive when differences are valued.
Our mission is to influence perspectives, inform policies and inspire pathways to advance pluralism.
The Global Centre for Pluralism is an independent, charitable organization founded by His Highness the Aga Khan and the Government of Canada. The Centre works with policy leaders, educators and community builders around the world to amplify and implement the transformative power of pluralism.
Read more about GCP: www.pluralism.ca
Excerpts from 2021 Partners' Roundtable
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