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Self-Assessment Questions

a)     Are you the Licensee Representative responsible for completing the equality, diversity and inclusion self-assessment for your legal workplace?
   Yes           o  No
If you answered, “No”, complete Question 6b).
If you answered, “Yes”, complete Questions 6c) through 6f).
 
b)     Indicated below is the Licensee Representative responsible for completing the equality, diversity and inclusion self-assessment for the legal workplace.
NOTE: The licensee who is responsible for completing the self-assessment for your legal workplace on behalf of other licensees must be listed below. Your Annual Report will be considered incomplete until the Licensee Representative has successfully submitted their Annual Report.
 
Licensee Name: ___________________________________________________________
Law Society Number: ______________________
 
c)     Your legal workplace actively demonstrates a commitment to addressing equality, diversity, and inclusion by (select all that apply):
□   Your leaders (for example partners, senior management, general counsel, etc.) have formally stated that equality, diversity, and inclusion are important business priorities.
□   Your legal workplace has a written plan that features equality, diversity, and inclusion components with measurable goals and specific actions. 
□   Your legal workplace has formal policies to support equality, diversity, and inclusion including policies that address recruitment, retention, and advancement.
□   Your legal workplace conducts inclusion surveys to identify concerns and opportunities related to workplace culture.
□   Your legal workplace collects data to measure and track its progress on equality, diversity and/or inclusion.
□   Your legal workplace has a committee, dedicated role, or human resource that supports equality, diversity, and inclusion within your organization.   
□   Your legal workplace has established internal initiatives that are designed to support equality, diversity, and inclusion. 
□   There are employee groups within your legal workplace that provide support and connect licensees of similar backgrounds or experiences.
□   Licensees in your legal workplace are encouraged and supported to participate in professional groups that address diversity and community issues and promote professional opportunities for licensees who self-identify with their group. (Examples for lawyers: Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL), South Asian Bar Association (SABA), Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA),  Pride at Work, Women’s Law Association of Ontario (WLAO), Indigenous Bar Association (IBA), Roundtable of Diversity Associations (RODA), etc. Examples for paralegals: Pride at Work, Business and Professional Women Ontario, Iranian Canadian Legal Professionals, Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law, Canadian Italian Advocates Organization, etc.)
□   Your legal workplace demonstrates an understanding of the diversity within the Francophone community and related inclusion concerns and opportunities for that community. 
□   Your legal workplace demonstrates a commitment to addressing the Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report, Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future.
□   Your legal workplace provides educational opportunities or resources about reconciliation.
□   Your legal workplace participates in community or outreach activities relating to equality, diversity & inclusion
 
□   In the last year, your legal workplace has internally communicated about the status and/or progress of equality, diversity, and inclusion initiatives or goals in your workplace.
□   None of the above
 
d)     Your legal workplace has actively demonstrated a commitment to fostering an environment that is free from discrimination, and harassment on all prohibited grounds by establishing and providing (select all that apply):
Discrimination
□   Anti-discrimination policies
□   Anti-discrimination complaints process
□   Education and training on anti-discrimination policies and processes
□   Encouragement and support for all licensees to who report incidents of discrimination
□   Anti-discrimination education or training generally
□   None of the above
Harassment
□   Harassment policies
□   Harassment complaints process
□   Education and training on harassment policies and processes
□   Encouragement and support for all licensees who report incidents of harassment
□   Education or training on harassment in general
□   None of the above
Sexual Harassment
□   Sexual harassment policies
□   Sexual harassment complaints process
□   Education and training on sexual harassment policies and processes
□   Encouragement and support for all licensees who report incidents of sexual harassment
□   Education or training on sexual harassment in general
□   None of the above
 
e)     Your legal workplace formally considers opportunities to support equality, diversity, and inclusion when making decisions about (select all that apply):  
□   Recruitment
□   Hiring
□   Advancement / promotion
□   Training and development
□   Mentoring
□   Assignment of work
□   None of the above
 
f)      Your legal workplace provides or makes available forms of equality, diversity and/or inclusion training or education to (select all that apply):
□   All licensees
□   Staff or licensees who make recruitment, hiring, and advancement decisions
□   Staff or licensees who are responsible for human resource processes and policies
□   All leaders (for example, partners, senior management, general counsel, etc.)
□   None of the above