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Employment Equity Facilitator Program

The Employment Equity Facilitator Program, overseen by the Employment Equity Specialist (Human Resource Services) and supported by the Equity and Inclusion Office, has been established to train, support and coordinate a decentralized McMaster faculty members and staff hiring managers who will facilitate the advancement of institutional and Faculty/Departmental employment equity priorities and goals, including the development and implementation of employment equity plans as outlined in McMaster’s Employment Equity Framework and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.

Please see the Employment Equity Facilitator Program Description for more details.

Below are upcoming Orientation & Training dates for 2023:

  • June 13 and June 14, 2023 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Tues/Wed)

  • October 10 and October 11, 2023 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Tues/Wed)

Note attendance is required on both days in order to complete the training.

Please submit your completed Expression of Interest Form to May-Marie Duwai-Sowa, Employment Equity Specialist via email at, and  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the next Orientation & Training

Supporting Resources

Note: Additional supporting resources are available on the internal MS-Teams space for EE Facilitators.

Best Practices for Inclusive Excellence in Hiring Learn More

This could be considered a very high level summary of the more detailed Policy on Recruitment & Selection of Faculty Members (SPS A1) & Companion Handbook, and is intended as a guiding resource/checklist for the Chair/Hiring Manager and entire Committee.

Equitable Recruitment & Search/Selection – Employment Equity Facilitator Checklist Learn More

This resource could be considered as complementary to the Best Practices for Inclusive Excellence in Hiring guidelines, and serves as a ‘second check’ from the EEF lens to ensure the search meets the expectations for an inclusive hiring process.

Equitable Recruitment & Search/Selection Feedback Survey Learn More

To be completed for each search by both the Chair/Hiring Manager and the Facilitator (in searches they served as the EEF), to assess the effectiveness of the EEF Program.

For Additional Support, Please contact:

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Ayo Osinowo

Specialist, Employment Equity, Workplace and Talent Initiatives

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Brad Coughlan

Sr. HR Strategic Partner

Nuclear Operations and Facilities

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Melanie Garaffa

Associate Director, Talent, Equity and Development, Organizational Development