Diversity Training: Identifying the 4 Protected Groups According to the Employment Equity Act
The purpose of the Employment Equity Act is to achieve equality in the workplace so that no person shall be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to ability and, in the fulfilment of that goal, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment experienced by women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities by giving effect to the principle that employment equity means more than treating persons in the same way but also requires special measures and the accommodation of differences. (http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/e-5.401/)
The final slides will contain a multiple choice quiz to test your knowledge.
A visible minority is defined by the Canadian government as "persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour"
Aboriginal peoples" is a collective name for the original peoples of North America and their descendants. The Canadian constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal peoples: Indians (commonly referred to as First Nations), Métis and Inuit.
A woman is a female human.
Persons with Disabilities
Any restriction or lack (resulting from impairment) of ability to perform an activity or task in the manner to be considered normal. Persons who have a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment and who consider themselves to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, or believe that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment and includes persons whose functional limitations owing to their impairment have been accommodated in their current job or workplace.
Time for your test! On the next few slides, there will be an assessment of your knowledge learned.
What is a visible minority?
- People that are non-caucasian, excluding aboriginal people.
- People that are different from others
- People with hearing impairment
- People that are happy
What 3 groups are listed as Aboriginal people?
- Indian, First Nations, Inuit
- First Nations, Metis, and Inuit
- Metis, Iroquois, Inuit
What is a Disability?
- When someone cannot walk
- Any restriction or lack of ability to perform an activity or task in the manner to be considered normal.
- Someone who cannot see in the dark
What are the Four Protected Groups under The Employment Equity Act?
- Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fish
- Visible Minority, Aboriginal People, Women, People with disabilities
- Visible Minority, Aboriginals, Men, People with disabilities
- Aboriginals, Women, Men, Animals.
For more Information Visit The Employment Law Equity Website of Canada:
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Content taken from The Employment Law Equity Website of Canada.