Employment Equity and Diversity

York University’s Commitment to Employment Equity


York is committed to employment equity. Employment Equity fosters a diverse and representative workforce at York and manages compliance with legislated employment equity requirements.

York University participates in the Federal Contractors Program (FCP) under the Employment Equity Act, and is required to monitor its representation with respect to four designated groups: women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal peoples.

The goals of Employment Equity at York are to:

Put into place positive policies and practices to ensure that the effects of systemic barriers are eliminated.

Track the representation of designated group members at York. See the Self-Identification Survey - Presentation for more details.

Ensure appropriate representation of designated group members throughout York’s workforce.

Foster a climate of equity and attract diverse talent to York.

Collaborate with the York community in an ongoing planning process to achieve the above goals.