Diversity and Inclusion
Given their prominent number in the Canadian labour market, effectively tapping into the supply of well-qualified women, internationally educated professionals, Indigenous People, and Persons with Disabilities will go a long way addressing current and projected labour shortages in the ICT sector, as well as helping companies achieve their competitive goals.
Through our Gender Diversity program we:
- Engage the ITAC National Board of Directors and their organizations to actively assist in driving visible and meaningful action around workplace diversity.
- Survey, monitor and share the diversity performance of those organizations within our constituency.
- Support governmental and stakeholders which target workplace diversity as a priority.
- Actively participate in federal/provincial/territorial forums.
- Showcase successful female business leaders; and share their learnings, advice and guidance with our members.
- Provide a forum for members to share best practices for making female leaders successful.
- Leverage the strengths of our Talent programming and stakeholders to ensure the best programs targeting young women receive the greatest support.
ITAC’s Gender Diversity action plan, through its Diversity Advisory Committee, is implemented through four streams: Board Management, Women in Leadership, Female Entrepreneurship and Influencing the Pipeline.
Persons with Disability
ITAC has partnered with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce on the Discover Ability Network initiative – a social initiative that aims to improve the inclusion of people with disabilities in Ontario’s workplaces as well as support businesses in developing their workforce across the province while maintaining their responsibilities under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Employers can use the information and resources from Discover Ability Network to connect with the right type of talent they need for their organizations and create experiential and learning employment opportunities. Discover Ability Network also offers training to employers that will help their organizations in Ontario develop an accessibility plan. This includes online resources and training around the importance of persons with disabilities and toolkits to help you host community engagement events.