Human Rights Legal Support Centre

Accessibility and Equity

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Employment Equity

 

In June 2016, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre conducted its fourth Employment Equity Survey of its workforce. The survey went to 68 individuals including several staff on leave. More than 82% submitted a response.

The survey asked employees to self-identify in relation to five groups: women, person with disabilities, LGTBQ2IA, Aboriginal persons and/or racialized persons.

Unlike in previous Employment Equity Surveys, in 2016 the Centre did not compare the survey results to the external workforce. Our 2016 results, when compared to external data in previous surveys, demonstrates that the Centre continues to have a workforce that matches and exceeds diversity in the Ontario and Toronto workforces.


Representation profile

The workforce profile from the responses to the 2016 survey showed representation in five designated groups as follows:

Aboriginal Peoples

7.3%

LGBTQ Individuals

9.60%

Persons with Disabilities

24.10%

Racialized Individuals

49.1%

Women

84.9%

Of the racialized staff, 28.6% self - identified as Black; 7.1% as Non-white Latin American; 7.1% as East Asian; 10.7% as South Asian/East Indian; 3.6% as Southeast Asian; 14.3% as Non-White West Asian; 21.4% as Person of mixed racial background; and 2% as Other.

Key findings

Administrative Team/Group

  • 70.0% self-identified as female
  • 70.0% self-identified as racialized
  • 0% self-identified as Aboriginal
  • 0% self-identified as having a disability
  • 2% self-identified as having a sexual orientation other than heterosexual.

Lawyer Team/Group

  • 88.9% self-identified as female
  • 47.1% self-identified as racialized
  • 11.8% self-identified as Aboriginal
  • 44.4 % self-identified has having a disability
  • 5.6% self-identified as having a sexual orientation other than heterosexual

Legal Team/Group – Non-Lawyers

  • 88.9% self-identified as female
  • 52.6% self-identified as racialized
  • 10.5% self-identified as Aboriginal
  • 11.1% self-identified as having a disability
  • 0% self-identified as having a sexual orientation other than heterosexual

Management Team/Group

  • 88.9% self-identified as female
  • 22.2% self-identified as racialized
  • 0% self-identified as Aboriginal
  • 11.1% self-identified as having a disability
  • 0% self-identified as having a sexual orientation other than heterosexual

2012 - 2013 Employment Equity Survey Report