Employee Self-Identification – Frequently Asked Questions
What is Equity, Diversity and Inclusion?
How do I complete and return the self-identification form?
Once I submit this form, can I change my self-identification in the future?
Are employees on leaves of absence asked to complete the Self-Identification form?
Who should I contact for an alternative survey format?
Why is student diversity data collected?
Do I have to answer the self-identification form?
What are the designated groups?
What is Employment Equity?
Should I submit my survey response if I am not a member of a designated group?
Can I self-Identify as belonging to more than one designated group?
Can I self-identify with more than one Indigenous ancestry?
If I have submitted self-identification information in the past is it necessary to fill out this form?
The designated groups or categories identified in the form does not fully represent how I chose to identify. Why do I have to consider whether I belong to these groups?
I am not sure if I have a disability, what is considered a disability?
If I identify as a person with a disability, will I be contacted regarding accommodation in the workplace?
I have been accommodated in the workplace. Should I identify as a person with a disability?
What is gender identity?
Why are you asking about gender identity if it is not required by law to do so?
Could I be disadvantaged in any way by providing this information?
Confidentiality and Data Usage
How will this information be used?
If the survey is confidential, why is my employee/student number or name on it?
Will my information be kept confidential? Who will see the raw data?
I am the only person in my department who is from a designated group, won’t I be easily identified?
More Information/Next Steps
What is the next step after this data is collected?