This is a tool that was developed in 2009, in partnership with City for all Women Initiative and the generous contribution of the community. All this was made possible thanks to a partnership grant between the City of Ottawa and Status of Women Canada.
The Lens will enable us to be systematic, consistent, and coherent in our efforts to promote equity and inclusion in all the work we do. It will help us understand and respond to the needs and aspirations of our increasingly diverse population; recognize and engage the skills, experience and knowledge of all our residents; create policies, programs and services that address systemic barriers; and attract, promote and retain a talented workforce.
The guide includes a worksheet and evaluation tools as well as 11 diversity snapshots:
- Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Trans
- People Living in Poverty
- People with Disabilities
- Rural Residents
- Visible Minorities