The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is seeking a consultant to officially standardize the definition of words on the topic of gender and diversity.
A Request for Proposal (RFP) was posted by the SCC earlier this week in support of the Government of Canada’s 50 – 30 Challenge, which strives to “increase corporate diversity” by increasing “representation” on the boards of Canadian organizations:
The 50 – 30 Challenge asks that organizations aspire to two goals:
- Gender parity (“50%”) on Canadian board(s) and senior management; and
- Significant representation (“30%”) on Canadian board(s) and senior management of other under-represented groups, including racialized persons, people living with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities) and members of the LGBTQ2 community. The program and participants recognize that First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples as founding peoples of Canada are under-represented in positions of economic influence and leadership.
Before gender parity and diversity goals can be achieved, “key terms” must be standardized and officially defined.
Code for Whitey need not apply. Can’t they see the discrimination inherent in this policy?
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