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DHR Executive Steering Committee is calling for employees

12/21/17 12:02 PM

This week, Chief People Officer Gemma Piemontese announced that the TTC is launching its first Diversity and Human Rights (DHR) Executive Steering Committee. The Committee will oversee the strategic direction, development and implementation of the TTC’s diversity, inclusion and human rights plans, policies, programs and initiatives, including developing and finalizing the TTC’s next Five-Year DHR Strategic Plan.

We’re calling for employees
The Committee will be composed of management members from across the TTC. We are also inviting non-supervisory employees (unionized and staff) to join the Committee, with lived and/or professional experience representing the views and perspectives of the many diverse groups reflected in the TTC’s workplace (gender, race/colour/ancestry/ethnicity, Indigenous Peoples, disability, LGBTQ+, age, creed/religion, language, etc.).

Membership requirements
Employee membership will be for a two-year term, and members will be required to attend the Committee’s monthly meetings.

Employee members will be responsible for:
> Bringing their understanding, knowledge and lived experience of diversity, inclusion and human rights issues to the Committee.
> Openly consulting with the group(s) they are representing, and advocating on their behalf.
> Helping to identify, develop and implement new programs and initiatives to promote diversity, inclusion and human rights at the TTC, including proactive barrier-removal.

How to apply        
All interested employees are encouraged to apply. Employees must submit a written Expression of Interest to join the Committee, and an Endorsement from a manager/supervisor. The Expression of Interest and Endorsement form is attached below. The form is also available at the Diversity and Human Rights intranet site (internal website). Printed copies will be available at work locations with unionized employees.

Expression of Interest and Endorsement Form-pdf format

Expression of Interest and Endorsement Form-docx format

The deadline to apply is Jan. 12, 2018.

Completed Expressions of Interest and Endorsements can be forwarded to Diversity Consultant Thamina Jaferi by e-mail to thamina.jaferi@ttc.ca or faxed to 416-338-0416 or mailed to: Diversity and Human Rights Department , c/o Thamina Jaferi , 900-2200 Yonge St., Toronto, ON, M4S 2C6.

For more details about the Committee, please refer to the Terms of Reference.

December 20, 2017

Note: this posting was updated December 21.

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