Today, institutions and corporations around the world are deeply invested in data-driven decision-making: developing ways to collect and analyze data that can inform short- and long-term strategies.
The University of Toronto is no exception, and it is not difficult to understand why. All our activities—from learning and teaching to doing research and working in non-academic roles—benefit from broad representation in perspectives and experiences. In fact, U of T’s standard of excellence is informed at its very core by the concept of inclusion. We cannot expect to meet, let alone exceed, this standard until our learning and working environments fully represent the diverse communities that surround our campuses, and that reflect and strengthen our global connections.
This year’s Report on Employment Equity is a work in progress. It reflects the most recent outcomes of discussions we have been having across our three campuses and with our community. Releasing an online dashboard along with the 2021 Report is the first step in the “Employment Equity Project” we began in response to recommendations from the Anti-Black Racism Task Force. Our next step is to substantially revise the Employment Equity Survey (to be released in 2023), and to make enhancements to the online dashboard to help us share this data in a more transparent and dynamic way with our internal and external communities.
Please explore this 2021 report and its companion dashboard as one of many conversations we are having to support excellence across our workforce and our institution.