Progress on the RCMP’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy
The RCMP's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is a key element of our Vision 150 modernization plan and introduces fundamental changes to the RCMP that will promote an inclusive organization.
Why it matters
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy emphasizes the need to value diversity and serve both our employees and communities with dignity and respect. It also focuses on identifying and reducing workplace and service delivery barriers for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, women, persons with disabilities, and members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. Under this strategy, the RCMP's 10 business lines and 16 divisions are also progressing implementation plans that include hundreds of action steps in support of improving equity, diversity and inclusion within the RCMP.
The RCMP released its second annual Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Report, which provides the latest updates on EDI priorities for 2021-2022 and the key areas of focus for this upcoming year. It includes meaningful changes that the RCMP is making to create a more modern and inclusive organization. The report also provides recent organizational data concerning representation.
Over the past year, more than 95 percent of employees completed the RCMP's new Cultural Awareness and Humility training course, designed to strengthen intercultural competence. The RCMP is also delivering its new Uniting Against Racism course, an in-depth online course that examines race and racism, including the history of racism in Canada. Both courses are mandatory.
As required by the Accessible Canada Act the RCMP is developing an accessibility plan in consultation with persons with disabilities for identifying, removing and preventing barriers to accessibility. The new plan will include an RCMP accessibility and disability support network. The RCMP will publish its accessibility plan by December 31, 2022, in accordance with the Accessible Canada Regulations.
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