Commitment to Equity
As we share our smiles, we demonstrate our board’s unwavering commitment to equity and inclusion. As we follow through on this promise, we do so because it’s the right thing to do, the only thing to do if we view our schools as communities.
The Peel board’s Equity and Inclusive Education Policy reflects the board’s commitment to provide and maintain safe and healthy environments conducive to learning and working for all. The policy affects all areas of the board’s programs, guidelines and practices, ranging from curriculum and assessment to religious accommodation, creating a welcoming school climate and preventing discrimination and harassment.
Commitment to Equity
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.
When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on religious holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.
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Action plan provides roadmap for equitable hiring, promotion at Peel board
On Jan. 22, 2013, Director of Education Tony Pontes announced a new action plan, The Journey Ahead, to transform the work of the Peel District School Board in equitable hiring and promotion. The detailed action plan will help create a more diverse workforce at all levels of the organization. It is based on extensive research by an external firm with significant and specific expertise in the area of diversity hiring.
Noted Pontes, “It’s critically important that we immediately take action on the research report. We have developed and will implement The Journey Ahead: Our Action Plan for Equitable Hiring and Promotion in Peel. This detailed action plan directly addresses the findings from the research. It will ensure that our work in the area of equitable hiring and promotion is bias-free, deliberate, planned, systematic and consistent with our goals, policies and mission. The Journey Ahead action plan will transform the work of the Peel District School Board in equitable hiring.”
The Journey Ahead action plan and research report