Equity at Trent
Trent University is committed to creating opportunities for all community members to develop and flourish as individuals and global citizens (Trent’s Vision Statement, 2010). Such a commitment acknowledges a need for equity in terms of employment and learning. Furthermore, there is the recognition that equity does imply that all people are treated the same. Thus, a commitment to developing and promoting processes and policies that are responsive to the needs of the diverse membership of the Trent University community is important.
Employment Equity at Trent University
Trent University affirms its commitment to establishing equal opportunities of employment. The University strives to create an environment that is free of discrimination. The University's goal is to achieve and maintain a representative workforce through the full participation of groups which are found to be underrepresented, especially women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginal peoples. The University seeks to identify and remove discriminatory barriers in employment areas including recruitment, hiring, training and promotion practices. Where necessary, the University will develop proactive employment equity measures with the concurrence of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the bargaining units, and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
Employment Equity Survey (Previously Employment Equity Questionnaire)
The Department of Human Resources has launched the Employment Equity module in VIP. CHREA joins with the department of Human Resources in encouraging all employees to complete the survey, as the collection of baseline data is crucial in advancing Trent’s ongoing equity, diversity and inclusion efforts. Please be assured that the confidential survey data collected will be stored securely by the Department of Human Resources and only released or reported in an aggregate and anonymous basis.
To access the survey, log in to MyTrent, then click on the VIP icon found on the main toolbar. You will be prompted to fill out the survey automatically upon clicking on “My File” in your employee portal. You may opt out of answering specific items within the survey. You may review/update your survey response at any time by clicking on “My File” -- “Employment Equity Survey”. Additional VIP training/access instructions can be found on the HR website.
We thank you in advance for participating. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact email@example.com.
Trent's Equity and Diversity Survey 2015
Over the fall of 2014 and winter of 2015, the Centre for Human Rights, Accessibility, and Equity (CHREA) captured a snapshot of the Trent University community. Just under 2000 students, staff, and faculty members graciously participated to help better understand the demographics of Trent University's population in 2015.The Equity and Diversity Survey (2015) full report is available upon request.
Gender Inclusive Restrooms
Trent University has identified gender inclusive restrooms at its buildings at Symons, Traill and Durham campuses and at Traill College
For more information on the locations and accessibility status of gender inclusive restrooms on campus please visit the Gender Inclusive Restroom webpage.