Who should attend? (Individual/organizations)
Senior leaders and department heads.
Policy makers and executives responsible for diversity, inclusion, and employment equity.
Human resources and talent management leaders.
Employee resource groups.
Designated groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority communities, immigrants, and members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
Employers of organizations with an active recruitment phase.
Youth and community leaders.
Associations and people committed to bridging gaps in diversity, inclusion, and equity.
People with limited or no prior knowledge/experience with equity issues.
Who should attend? (Sectors)
Researchers and consultants.
Economic development agencies.
Settlement sector leaders.
Government (local/provincial/federal) decision-makers.
What is the Employment Equity Partnership Round Table
A: The Employment Equity Partners’ (EEP) is a public-private sector partnership on data-driven solutions to systemic racism and inequitable employment in Canada. The EEP works with corporate sector employers and larger non-profits to benchmark the diversity of their current workforce and co-develop pathways for engaging talents from under-represented communities, including Indigenous, Black and other racialized groups. Through an intersectional approach, our Workplace Equity Scorecards highlight systemic and structural barriers to equitable and meaningful employment for equity-seeking groups.
What is “Partnership for an Inclusive Future?”
A: The theme of our Roundtable: “Partnership for an Inclusive Future,” examines the best practices for employment equity by discussing systemic racism and discrimination in the workplace, how power and privilege manifests, eliminating biases, and pathways for accountability to advance an inclusive future for the workplace.
What is the data we are referring to?
A: Research has shown that the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the already existing systemic barriers to economic and social wellbeing for racialized and marginalized communities. This roundtable will discuss how we can do better in the future.
Who are our partners?
A: The Partners Roundtable is co-hosted by the Global Centre for Pluralism and supported by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
What is the primary focus of the roundtable?
A: The roundtable focuses on data transparency, governance, and accountability in building an equitable workplace culture.
Roundtable discussions will focus on the pathways to address long-standing issues of systemic racism and gender inequality in the workplace and how to advance this through partnership and collaboration.
How would I benefit?
A: You are taking an opportunity to collaborate with the key stakeholders across the board to champion the cause of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in Canada’s post-COVID economic recovery. We are shaping together the future of our communities, workforce, and policies to make the world a better place for all.
When and where is it held?
A: The current plan is to host a three-day hybrid event, which is a combination of in-person and virtual conferences. We are hoping, COVID-19 rules permitting, to host discussions on April 27 and 28 online, and to hold a limited-capacity in-person event in Ottawa, ON, on April 29.
To accommodate attendees outside of the National Capital Region, the in-person event on April 29 will broadcast online via Whova & Zoom.
Why should I pay for the roundtable?
A: A hybrid event (in-person and virtual) requires a great deal of staff time for preparation, communication, engagement, design, and technical arrangements, such as access to digital platforms, and processing registrations.
The organizers offer flexible ticket rates for early bird registration, group bookings, and students.
As part of our commitment to support our youth community, various Indigenous communities, and non-profit organizations, we will offer a limited number of complimentary tickets. With sponsors’ support, we plan to offer more.
What is included in my registration fee?
Access to the event platform
What are my options if I miss the event?
A: If you purchased a ticket and missed the event – you will be provided with the link to access records.
Can I cancel the registration?
A: Refund Policy
A month before the event start day, or earlier: refund 100%, excluding processing cost
10-20 working days before the event start day: refund 50%, excluding processing cost
less than 24 hours before the event starts: no refund, registered participants will receive access to records.
How can I register for the roundtable?
A: Register for the Employment Equity Partners’ Round Table 2022 by visiting The Inclusion Project website or by visiting the registration page for deadlines, rates and other registration information.
What are the discount options available?
A: Youth and community members attend FREE, ask us how (limited spots available)!
Non-profit organizations also receive a 20% discount on individual and group tickets.
What is the language medium?
A: The roundtable will be conducted primarily in English. Interpretation will be made available in French.
Will you have ASL interpretation and captioning?
A: We are working towards arranging these options.
Will you record the sessions and send to participants post-event?
A: Sessions will be recorded, and links can be shared (for a limited time) with participants.
Who qualifies as a partner?
A: Any registered organization in Canada with aligned vision and objectives on advancing equity and inclusion through collaboration
Who will be attending the roundtable?
A: Anyone and everyone who wants to champion the cause of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in Canada and abroad.
Will you provide receipt for payment?
A: Once attendees purchase the ticket, they will receive a confirmation email about the details of their purchase.
You can see how that looks under: Tickets > Ticket Setup > Confirmation Email > Preview
The receipt for a particular order, can be found under: Tickets > Orders and Transactions > Orders.
Search the order there and click the confirmation number to view the receipt.
What are your COVID Protocols/rules in place for in-person gathering? Is proof of full vaccination required? Physical distancing possible?
A: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact on our organization and the format of many events. We are very closely monitoring public health guidance around restrictions and limits to travel and gatherings. After conferring with the Global Centre for Pluralism, we remain committed to holding the event virtually, with limited in-person participation on the last day. Our priority is to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our attendees as we’re committed to providing a secure, productive, and welcoming environment for all conference participants. Proof of vaccination will be required to attend the in-person session. Participants are expected to abide by public health vaccination and protection (mask) guidelines in place at the time of the roundtable.