Pride at Work Canada’s LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index is a uniquely Canadian tool designed to help organizations track their diversity and inclusion efforts in a comprehensive fashion with respect to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The Index asks over thirty-five questions, exploring:
Who usually fills out the Index survey?
The Index is a project that requires time and thought. Someone from a diversity and/or HR business area works together with a representative from an LGBT employee resource group to gather all the information that is required for a submission.
Why should an organization put the time and energy into this Index?
This uniquely Canadian tool examines your LGBT inclusion efforts in a thoroughly holistic way, resulting in focused feedback specific to your business. Structural adjustments create meaningful and impactful change for employees to help ensure that each person feels comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. The Index also reflects relevant and leading human rights legislations in Canada, distinguishing from U.S-based or global indexes as an important tool for Canadian employers.
As a National or Regional Partner of Pride at Work Canada, what can my organization expect from the Index?
All of our partners can access the Index for free, at any time, as a benefit of membership. Following a submission your organization receives a scorecard, displaying your particular score in relation to the yearly average in seven areas. Your organization is also entitled to a benchmarking session to discuss successes, identify gaps, next steps, and potential timelines. You will also receive ongoing support from the Index Coordinator to meet these goals.
What if my organization is not a partner?
The Index is accessible for a one-time fee of $1,200CAD to employers that are not currently a National or Regional Partner of Pride at Work Canada. The data collected will be kept confidential and used to correlate annual statistics. Your organization will receive a scorecard displaying your particular sore in relation to the yearly average, along with the top three identified gaps and suggested next steps.
What if my organizations is concerned about confidentiality?
All the data collected through the Index is kept confidential and only accessed by the Index Coordinator through a secure server. Findings are anonymized to maintain confidentiality while still discussing overall trends. We often use examples of exceptional and exciting work in our programming, but only after receiving approval from the employer in question.
Please contact Jacq Hixson-Vulpe, LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to get started on a submission.
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