Equal Opportunities Committee

Report of the Equal Opportunities (EO) Committee

December 2021

Kimberley Koch

Andrea Holmes, our committee technical advisor, and myself met with the employer on September 28th for the NEEDIC committee meeting; we received the invite at the last minute from UTE source, so only Andrea and I were able to attend this meeting.

The Agenda covered the following:

  • A presentation on “Building Diversity Consciousness into Compliance”
  • Guest speaker, Commissioner, Bob Hamilton

Status updates regarding the following:

  • National Indigenous Employee Network
  • Visible Minority Network
  • LGBTQ2+ Network
  • Women’s Collaborative Network
  • Persons with Disabilities Network
  • Status update regarding the Accessibility project
  • National Employment Equity Non-EX Staffing

The UTE Equal Opportunities Committee met October 6th, and November 17th, to establish our objectives, themes for the Regional and National Conferences, and ideas for locations.

A Special Executive Council meeting was held Monday November 22, 2021, to vote on the recommended dates and cities for the Regional Conferences; with their approval the following dates and cites have been approved:

  • April 29-30, Toronto- Greater Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, Northern and Eastern Ontario
  • May 13-14, Vancouver– Pacific, Rocky Mountains, Prairie
  • June 17-18, Halifax- NCR, Quebec, Montreal, Atlantic

Respectfully submitted,

Kimberley Koch
Chair of the Committee