• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Working with Multi-Sector Leaders to Improve Diversity in the Workplace

January 26, 2021

The Ontario government in partnership with CivicAction is bringing public, private and non-profit sector organizations together to identify concrete actions employers can take to enhance workplace opportunities for Indigenous, Black and racialized employees. During the Economic Inclusion virtual roundtable, the province's Anti-Racism Directorate and CivicAction will draw on the expertise and insights of participants to create digital tools and resources for employers, embedding equity in Ontario's COVID-19 recovery efforts. "COVID-19 has exacerbated challenges faced by Indigenous, Black and racialized employees in the workplace, ranging from career progression obstacles to health and safety risks," said Solicitor General and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism Sylvia Jones. "To better tackle these challenges, we are bringing together leaders across sectors to develop and share tools to help foster healthier and more equitable workplaces in Ontario." The virtual roundtable discussion will focus on:

  • Helping employers better understand the distinct experiences and challenges faced by Indigenous, Black and racialized talent in entering the workforce and advancing their careers.

  • Identify promising practices and tools