Measuring Progress

Transparent Reporting on Government's Progress

Foster Diversity and Inclusion


Target: Five per cent (5%) increase by 2020

How we are doing now

The following initiatives have been put in place and are being planned to support the attainment of targets:

  • updating the Manitoba Government Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
  • strengthening the Internship, Equity and Employee Development Programs
  • increasing the number and accessibility of Diversity and Inclusion-related learning events and courses
  • updating the Job Opportunities Website (JOW) to strengthen messaging around valuing diversity
  • continuing to track our representation for the four employment equity groups (women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities)

How we measured

The results of the upcoming Employee Engagement Survey (EES) will be compared with the baseline data gathered from the 2018 EES. For every measure, there must be an increase of 5 per cent of the aggregate response of employees who participated in the survey, compared to the baseline data.

How we are doing over time

As we only have baseline data at this time, a chart with a trend line is not possible but could show targets in the graph.

Why This Matters

Research shows that diversity, supported by an inclusive work culture and clear organizational direction, enhances performance, particularly in fields involving innovative problem-solving.

Next steps

If targets are achieved, (GREEN) targets will be increased and new indicators could be added.

If targets are not achieved but close (YELLOW), more resources will be allocated to areas where they are needed but we must also investigate the contributing factors in the measures in which we fell short.

If we will be far off from target (RED), re-evaluation of our data source, including the measures, will have to be done to eliminate possible subjectivity and multiple interpretation of the measures by data sources.

A new Public Service Act may have an effect on the measures.

Employee learning and development is undergoing a significant transformation. The Organization and Staff Development unit of the Civil Service Commission will be rebranded to function as a hub for training excellence across government.

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