The Winnipeg School Division believes that every person has the right of equality of opportunity based upon bona fide qualifications, in respect of employment, employment advancement, or promotion.
2. Non discrimination
The Division shall not refuse to employ, to continue to employ, or to train any person for employment, to advance or promote that person, and shall not discriminate against that person in respect of employment, or any term or condition of employment because of race, nationality, religion, colour, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, ethnic or national origin, political beliefs or family status of that person.
The Winnipeg School Division recognizes that employment equity is a desirable and fundamental goal in our society. The Division is also committed to the removal of employment barriers, the identification and removal of discriminatory practices and striving towards a fair representation of women, Aboriginal peoples, disabled persons and minorities at all levels within the Division.
The Division also recognizes the importance of not only teaching students about equality, but demonstrating to students and staff the Division's commitment to equality.
1.1. The Winnipeg School Division shall strive toward a workforce composition which reflects the composition of women and men, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and persons from ethno-cultural groups living within the boundaries of The Winnipeg School Division.
1.2 The Winnipeg School Division accepts that to achieve equality in the workplace so that no person shall be denied employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability, employment equity means more than treating persons in the same way and may require measures to accommodate differences.
1.3 The Winnipeg School Division expects all decisions regarding employment to be based upon bona fide requirements and qualifications.