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I Count Queen's Equity Census

The "I Count" census now includes questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

This signifies the University's recognition of the historical marginalization of these two groups and its commitment to a discrimination-free workplace that is supportive and respectful of employees with diverse backgrounds.

In October 2011 the I Count Queen's Equity Census will be sent via email to all active employees at the University. This will give employees an opportunity to:

  1. Self identify in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity
  2. Revise their previous self identification if their status has changed
  3. Participate in the employment equity listserv

Your Participation

This census is about you. It is about you helping us to ensure that accurate information on the composition of the workforce is collected at Queen's.

Filling in the information is voluntary but the Federal Contractors Program requires the form be returned. However, if you complete the self-identification questionnaire attached, as fully and accurately as possible, you will ensure that we have accurate information on our workforce.

How Can You Help Meet the Commitment?

The Participation of every employee is important in helping to:

  • Achieve an accurate profile of who we are and how representative we are of the Canadian workforce
  • Identify areas where changes in policies, practices, and systems are likely to be most effective in achieving fairness in equity and employment
  • Pinpoint where we need to eliminate barriers that limit or exclude designated groups (Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women) from opportunities that should be open to all employees

How Do I Participate?

Only you can count yourself in!

Complete the census form as fully and accurately as possible, as soon as you can. Make a personal commitment to ensure fairness at Queen's. Self-identifying is a contribution only you can make.

If you need more information or require assistance to complete the questionnaire, please contact the Equity Office.

Code of Confidentiality

  1. Confidentiality begins when you use your Queen's netid and password to respond directly to the Census.
  2. Only authorized persons involved in Employment Equity will have access to the census information.
  3. The Census information will only be used to comply with the Federal Government Employment Equity legislation and to develop and monitor Employment Equity programs at Queen's.
  4. All reports based on the census information will be in summary form only, so that no individual can be identified.
  5. Census information provided by any individual can be changed upon the written request of the individual.

For a paper copy of the Census Please click the link below:

I Count Queen's Equity Census (PDF, 282KB)

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