The 2023 Auditor General of Canada reports reveal persistent workplace barriers for racialized employees in the public service. Despite initiatives like the 2021 Call to Action on Anti-Racism, progress in combatting racism and discrimination is hindered by a lack of measurement and comprehensive reporting by senior leaders.
The 6 audited organizations have equity, diversity, and inclusion plans but do not effectively measure progress for racialized employees, resulting in a lack of meaningful change. The audit highlights the need for data-informed analysis, setting expected behaviors, and specific performance indicators to achieve true workplace inclusivity.
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