COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRE
This questionnaire is designed to collect information on the composition of the Canadian Forces workforce to comply with legislation on employment equity and to facilitate the planning and implementation of employment equity activities. Participation in the survey is mandatory; however, responses to the questions in section 2 are voluntary.
The information collected will be used by or disclosed to other people in the organization only for the purpose of compiling statistics on employment equity programs in the Canadian Forces.
Employment equity information will be retained in the Canadian Forces Employment Equity Program Personal Information Bank (DND PPE 816) and is protected under the Privacy Act.
Canadian Forces members have the right to review and correct information about themselves.
Step 1: Complete section 1 (Identification of member — Mandatory).
Step 2: To complete section 2, refer to the definitions provided in section 2 (Self-Identification — Voluntary).
All Canadian Forces members are required to complete this section.
SIGNATURE AND DATE
Participation in this section is voluntary.
Canadian Forces members are free to self-identify as members of more than one designated group.
Under the Employment Equity Act, “designated groups” means women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.
For the purposes of the Employment Equity Act, “aboriginal peoples” means persons who are Indians, Inuit or Métis.
For the purposes of the Employment Equity Act, “members of visible minorities” means persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.
Based on these definitions, are you
(a) an aboriginal person?Yes No
(b) a member of a visible minority?Yes No
(c) Caucasian in race and white in colour?Yes No
For the purposes of the Employment Equity Act, “persons with disabilities” means persons who have a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment and who
(a) consider themselves to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, or
(b) believe that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment,
and includes persons whose functional limitations owing to their impairment have been accommodated in their current job or workplace.
Based on this definition, are you a person with a disability?Yes No
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