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 four times annually.  Members are expected to attend each meeting.  The current term of office will commence March 2, 2016 and end on November 30, 2018.  Meetings are scheduled on March 10, May 12, September 15 and October 13 in 2016.

The committee is composed of up to eight community members (two from each Community Education Centre), up to 10 community representatives, two trustees, one associate director, one senior staff member, one principal, one or both student trustees, the President of the York Region Presidents’ Council and one additional student representative.  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 C of the York Region District School Board Operational By-Law.

Please complete the on-line application form by Thursday, February 11, 2016.  If you require a hard copy, have questions or require assistance, please contact Board and Trustee Services at 905-727-0022 ext. 2049.

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