The York Region District School Board invites community members to apply for a position on the Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee. There are eight community member positions available.
The Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee (EIAC) is an advisory committee that supports the York Region District School Board in its commitment to providing equitable and inclusive learning and working environments in all schools and workplaces of the Board. EIAC provides advice regarding the development and implementation of the Board’s Equity and Inclusivity Strategy, policies and procedures and helps ensure that the Board addresses all dimensions of diversity. The dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.
The committee shall meet at least six times annually. Members are expected to attend each meeting.
In-person meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Education Centre Aurora, 60 Wellington Street West, Aurora, Ontario. Members will have opportunities to participate in other sub-committees, workshops and events.
Since Spring 2020 meetings have been held virtually. Applicants should be prepared to pivot to in person meetings during the term of their membership.
The current term of office will commence December 14, 2022 and end on November 30, 2026. Meetings are scheduled on:
- January 19, 2023
- March 9, 2023
- May 18, 2023
- October 12, 2023
- November 9, 2023 (Joint with PEAC)
- December 14, 2023
The committee is composed of up to eight community members, up to 10 community representatives, two trustees and one alternate trustee, one associate director, one senior staff member, one principal, one or both student trustees, and the President of the York Region Presidents’ Council or designate may also be a member. Additional staff members may be identified by the Director of Education to act as resources to the committee.
The selection committee shall ensure community members support all elements of diversity from within York Region. Two references are required.
Additional information about the Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee is contained in the Committee’s Operational By-Law, included as Appendix D of the York Region District School Board Operational By-Law.
Please complete the online application form by Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
If you require a hard copy, have questions or require assistance, please contact Freyja Phillips by email firstname.lastname@example.org or at 905-884-2046 ext. 272.