2022-2023 Action plan for employment diversity, equity and inclusion

SAINT-LAURENT, QC, April 11, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – At its April 5, 2022 conference, Saint-Laurent Council adopted an Motion prepare for work variety, fairness and inclusion for the up coming two a long time. The 2020-2021 report on the Equal obtain to work software integrated in this action prepare is previously displaying remarkable effects.

Saint-Laurent has already surpassed Ville de Montréal's 2023 hiring objectives in 4 of the 5 target groups: ethnic and visible minorities, women and indigenous people. (CNW Group/Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent)

Saint-Laurent has presently surpassed Ville de Montréal’s 2023 using the services of aims in 4 of the 5 concentrate on groups: ethnic and noticeable minorities, women of all ages and indigenous individuals. (CNW Group/Ville de Montréal – Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent)

All round, Saint-Laurent has now fulfilled and even surpassed in 2021 the majority of Ville de Montréal’s choosing targets for 2023. These targets are for girls, indigenous people, obvious minorities, ethnic minorities and people today with disabilities.

In 2021, Saint-Laurent’s Administration manufactured it a strategic priority to even further advertise inclusion and variety as aspect of its 2022-2025 strategic plan (Aim #2).


“Identified for the range of its populace, a single of the most multicultural on the island of Montréal, Saint-Laurent is persuaded of the optimistic effect that diversifying its do the job groups has on both equally its overall performance and its capacity to offer expert services tailored to its residents’ wants. With these now pretty favourable benefits and this new motion strategy, Saint-Laurent’s Administration is location an illustration to continue on to create an inclusive culture in which each and every and each particular person benefits from equal options, significantly in conditions of work.”

Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent


With a population of 103,967, 81% of whom are immigrants or have a overseas-born mum or dad, the borough of Saint-Laurent represents a true cultural and social mosaic in the coronary heart of the city of Montréal.

By the Equivalent obtain to employment program, Saint-Laurent’s Administration is giving alone the suggests to replicate this variety on its groups, and also to far better satisfy the needs of this diversified populace.

The 2020-2021 evaluation of this program exhibits that Saint-Laurent has already surpassed the 2023 choosing targets in four of the 5 teams targeted by Ville de Montréal’s 2021-2023 Grasp Prepare for Employment Range, Fairness and Inclusion:

  • 26% visible minorities for a 2023 aim of 17.5

  • 12% ethnic minorities for a 2023 aim of 7.5

  • 41% females for a 2023 goal of 40-60%.

  • .7% indigenous men and women for a 2023 aim of .6%

Only the disabled group is slightly under the 2023 aim, with 1.2% compared to 1.4%.

In the context of the endeavours to reduce racism, systemic discrimination and violence, Saint-Laurent is pleased with this fine illustration amongst its personnel.

In order to go even further more, Saint-Laurent’s 2022-2023 Action strategy for employment diversity, fairness and inclusion establishes the next priorities:

  • Raise and understand variety.

  • Raise awareness and advertise diversity and inclusion.

  • Guidance equivalent opportunity.

  • Advertise regard and inclusion inside do the job groups.

The motion plan aims to be certain that the gains created are sustained and that concrete steps are implemented.

These include things like:

  • the goal of achieving a rate of 50% of exterior candidates viewed in interviews from the focused groups

  • the need to give all professionals the recognition training on inclusive management, made available by Anti-Racism Commissioner Bochra Manai, of which 85% of Saint-Laurent administrators have presently been capable to advantage

  • coaching on the rules of lodging supplied by Rachida Azdouz, a psychologist specializing in intercultural relations, which 70% of Saint-Laurent professionals have by now taken

  • the objective of 100% of staff members skilled in caring interaction

Associated link

Grasp System for Work Variety, Equity and Inclusion

About the borough of Saint-Laurent

A town proven in 1893, Saint-Laurent grew to become a single of Montréal’s 19 boroughs in 2002. Located north of the island of Montréal, Saint-Laurent is the biggest borough of all, with its 42.8 square kilometres. Its population of about 100,000 is 1 of the most multicultural. With the borough having develop into a “sustainable municipal territory” in 2019, its Administration locations sustainable development—and natural environment protection, in particular—at the coronary heart of all its choices: a obstacle that is all the larger since extra than 70% of its territory is devoted to industrial and business activities, with over 4500 businesses and 110,000 work opportunities. In reality, it is house to one particular of Québec’s main industrial and technological hubs. By now boasting great accessibility to the main highways and public transit, Saint-Laurent is getting ready to welcome 5 educate stations within just the new Réseau specific métropolitain (REM) mild rail community. And past but not minimum, with Saint-Laurent’s two libraries, its Centre des loisirs (recreation centre), its modern Complexe sportif, its arena and some 50 parks, a extensive assortment of companies are offered in numerous parts of exercise, these kinds of as culture, sports and recreation. In this way, Saint-Laurent’s Administration makes sure a substantial good quality of lifetime for people living in the borough as nicely as a stimulating ecosystem for organizations.

Resource Ville de Montréal – Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent



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