Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date April 10, 2013
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University of Ottawa
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Carole Bourque
Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Human Resources
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :
1. The previous position of Employment Equity (EE) Officer has been replaced with the position of Diversity and Inclusion Specialist. The purpose of this new position is to go beyond meeting the basic employment requirements of the four designated EE groups (women, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities) to assessing and subsequently implementing measures, policies and procedures that will enhance universal accessibility, and therefore sustainable employment, for an overall greater number of people. The new position also functions as an Office for employees, services and faculties who wish to propose and promote accessibility and inclusion initiatives and/or who require consultation with an HR representative should they wish to discuss problematic situations related to issues of diversity, accessibility and inclusion. 2. In line with the new goals of the new position, the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, is in the process of recruiting new members who will help to develop and promote the new mandate through a Diversity Committee/Council. Previously, the committee’s mandate was focused on Employment Equity issues and was named the Employment Equity Committee. The reconstruction of the committee is still underway as various laws (i.e., AODA – Ontario Accessibility Act) actually require the formation of a number of committees. At this point we are focusing our efforts on the formation of committees that are legally required before proceeding to the formation of an overall D&I committee. 3. The charter or mission and subsequent activities, will be agreed, upon by the new committee in the fall of 2012.

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :
The committee is in the process of being reconstructed.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:
See above. Currently located at HR office and is housed with Labour Relations and Organizational Development specialists.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Carole Bourque

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:
Works in collaboration with a diversity council and in partnership with leaders, cross-functional teams, human resources and external organizations to develop and implement sustainable long-term changes – initiatives to advance diversity and inclusion at the University of Ottawa. Develops and leads implementation of strategies designed to build an inclusive work environment that enables the creation of a diverse workforce.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Carole Bourque's complete phone number : 613-562-5800, ext. 1527.

Carole Bourque's complete phone number : 613-562-5800, ext. 1527.

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