Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) initiatives supporting the Minister’s mandate commitment on Diversity and Inclusion
Organization: Correctional Service Canada
Date published: 2021-03-31
Average compliancy rate for mandatory training related to unconscious bias and cultural competency, as of March 31, 2021.
- 84% online training
- 81% in-class training
- 92% hybrid training
Nationally, CSC engaged in 227 events and communications in support of this commitment. Of those communications, 38% were to address systemic racism, 38% to increase diversity and inclusion, and 24% to eliminate harassment and gender based violence.
Address systemic racism within the organization
- CSC celebrated Black History Month and Diversity Week through a variety of communications and virtual events.
- CSC's Multicultural Champion announced the creation of the Black Employees Network and collective commitment to ending racism.
- CSC developed an Anti-Racism Framework to initiate conversations on CSC's anti-racism actions.
- CSC initiated an external cultural bias review of some standardized recruitment tools and assessment materials.
CSC will launch its Unconscious Bias training, anticipated to be available in the Fall 2021.
Increase the diversity and inclusion of under-represented groups within our workforce
- Implemented a new process for policy reviews that requires consultation with employees from equity seeking groups
- Approved and implemented representation objectives for Indigenous peoples and visible minorities that exceed the workforce availability (WFA), based on the offender representation at each location
- CSC ran targeted employment equity (EE) staffing process for a range of positions from parole officers to managers.
- CSC launched a specialized Indigenous-specific staffing inventory in the Prairie Region.
- CSC will be rolling out a Workplace Accessibility Passport.
Eliminate harassment and gender-based violence in the workplace
- The Commissioner held a national live virtual armchair discussion about women in the workplace, attended by over 300 employees.
- The National Working Group for Women launched a pre-consultation survey, which received feedback from over 80 women employees.
- CSC launched its National Comprehensive Strategy on Workplace Wellness.
- CSC met with union partners on jointly updating CSC's Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Policy and the associated tools.
- Results from National Working Group for Women survey will be shared and an action plan will be developed.
In 2020-2021, the representation of all EE groups increased.
|Employment equity designated group||Q1||Q4||Workforce availability|
|Persons with disabilities||5.9%||6.1%||9.4%|
July 2020 to March 2021 (Q2-Q4)
Correctional Service Canada
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