Award recognizes DCC’s commitment to employment equity

Shirley Cardinal and Robin Fraser
Shirley Cardinal (left) and Robin Fraser accepted the 2017 Outstanding Commitment to Employment Equity award from Employment and Social Development Canada.

DCC is one of just two Crown corporations honoured for its efforts to build and maintain a diverse workforce.

DCC received the 2017 Outstanding Commitment to Employment Equity award from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) on October 5, 2017, in Ottawa. The award recognizes the efforts of employers who implement employment equity, including removing barriers for members of the four designated groups. These employers fall under the Legislated Employment Equity Program and the Federal Contractors Program.

“I am extremely pleased that DCC is making diversity and inclusion an important priority for the organization, and that our efforts have been recognized,” said James Paul, President and CEO.

DCC was singled out for a number of unique initiatives that support employment equity. These include a library of neutral, competency-based interview questions all hiring managers use, targeted recruitment efforts for members of employment equity groups, and diversity training that is available to all employees, including those working towards leadership positions within the organization.

DCC has a solid foundation on which it has built its employment equity program, including making diversity and inclusion a strategic initiative in the Corporate Plan, securing strong senior- and executive-level support for the program, and developing a dedicated strategy and action plan for enhancing diversity and inclusion over the next three years.

“Focusing on diversity and inclusion initiatives will help us to recruit, develop, support and retain a competent, engaged and diverse workforce,” said Mr. Paul. “Ultimately, this can only strengthen the service and support we provide to our Client-Partners.”


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