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Count yourself in.

We are committed to achieving an equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible employment practices and workplaces. We must measure where we are now, how we are doing compared to the diverse make-up of our wider community, and to evaluate progress.

Short Census takes minutes to complete

To complete the Employment Equity Census through the secure HR site:

Log-in to MyUCalgary

Select All about me.

Employment Equity Census can be updated under My info.


Complete the Census

Click on Employment Equity Census.

Complete the Census.

Save your responses

Select the save button to submit your answers.

The Employment Equity Census is now available online through Employee Self-Service.

Responses are confidential.

The updated Employment Equity Census available through the My UCalgary portal will take minutes to complete. Answer each question carefully and to the best of your ability. Respondents can skip any question and move to the next if unable to answer.

Data gained from this Census will support evidence-based decision-making by allowing us to identify and address any inequities and patterns that may impede an individual’s success in employment.

Responses will be used to understand employment trends and where we identify gaps, enact an action plan that enables us to do better. Responses are anonymous and results will be provided in aggregate format on the EDI Dashboard.

For new employees, access to complete the Employment Equity Census is available the day following the creation of your UCID. Only after this period of time will you be able to complete.

A diverse workforce enriches our work

UCalgary is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Diversity fuels critical thinking. It contributes to better teachers, researchers, learners and service providers. Diversity is critical to a research institution, as it enables better teams and fuels ingenuity, creativity and innovation. Closing our employment gaps requires data to inform evidence-based decisions. Therefore, understanding our employee composition is urgently needed. Please help us be better. Responses to this Employee Equity Census provide valuable statistical information that can guide future hiring and employment practices.

Responses are anonymous and protected under privacy legislation with personally identifiable information such as UCID numbers removed. Data are aggregated to identify trends – not individuals – and reported for transparency on the EDI Dashboard.

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Why is the Census important?

Data are used to make informed decisions.

Dr. Malinda Smith, PhD, vice-provost and associate vice-president Research (EDI), says that this Census provides critical information that helps the university develop people practices that eliminate barriers to employment at UCalgary. Listen to Dr. Smith talk about the Census.

Census Information is Important Now.

Real progress cannot happen without statistical information. Employee data will be used to make a difference in UCalgary’s employment practices


Progress cannot happen without data and measurement. This Employee Equity Census allows UCalgary to benchmark its hiring and employment practices against the demographics of the wider local community. We must measure our own EDI progress to ensure that we are addressing any barriers we have that limit equity-deserving groups from success within our institution. This requires an honest look at our practices. And it requires an action plan put in place that is based on statistical analysis of our current workforce demographics measured against hiring and employment objectives.


Faculty and staff are asked to participate, as well as applicants to UCalgary. The Census is needed to ensure UCalgary is aligned with national equity, diversity and inclusion data. The Census will approximately take a few minutes to complete.


Responses are anonymous with individually identifying information, such as UCID number, removed. Responses are aggregated to provide high-level information so as not to identify any single individual. Data is stored in a separate section of your PeopleSoft HR record, accessible only to a restricted, small number of staff responsible for analysis. Data collected is protected by privacy legislation, including the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


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September 21, 2021

Employment Equity Census launches.

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February 2022

The Equity Census data is due for aggregating.


Winter 2022

Census data is analyzed and reported back to the community through the EDI Dashboard.