Federal Legislation

Two pieces of federal legislation set the groundwork for creating workplace diversity and supporting an inclusive workplace:

The Employment Equity Act that ensures improved job opportunities for four specific groups: women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities and people with disabilities.

The Canadian Human Rights Act which entitles all individuals to equal opportunities without regard to race or colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, family or marital status, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), pardoned conviction, disability (either physical or mental or as the result of dependence on alcohol or drugs) or sexual orientation.

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