Creating Workplace Change Through Employment Equity

September 24, 2011 to September 25, 2011
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sheraton Vancouver Airport, 7551 Westminster Highway, , Richmond, BC (Map)
Sign-up Deadline: 
September 5, 2011

Facilitator: Colette Savarie

Creating Workplace Change Through Employment Equity

PSAC believes that Employment Equity legislation must be maintained and strengthened to ensure it achieves its purpose: equality in employment.

All workers should be recognized for their skills and abilities. However, barriers and biases – intentional or not – are very much a factor when it comes to hiring and promotion in many workplaces.

How do we address these biases and barriers and create equitable systems within our workplace? By working together to create and strengthen workplace Employment Equity initiatives. Employment Equity focuses on changing workplace culture and hiring practices so that individuals from historically disadvantaged groups get jobs they are qualified to do and can fully contribute to the workplace.

This course will provide participants with an overview of Employment Equity, what it is, its purpose, the legislation involved and the roles and responsibilities of all parties in the workplace.