Consultation on the Employment Equity Act Modernization

Current status: Open

Opened on May 3, 2024, and will close to new input on July 31, 2024.

In December 2023, we released the report of the Employment Equity Act Review Task Force. We made this announcement with the former Chair of the Task Force.

We also announced our initial commitments to modernize the Employment Equity Act (EEA). These include:

We are now consulting on the best way to put in place these changes and other recommendations.

Who is the focus of this consultation

Indigenous partners and stakeholders subject to the EEA, such as:

We also welcome feedback from other interested parties.

Consult the Workplace Equity Program to learn more about the EEA and to whom it applies.

Key areas for discussion

We seek input on the current state of the EEA and ways to improve it. Topics include:

How to participate

Interested parties must provide their feedback through the consultation paper. To request a copy, contact us by email at Those invited to a virtual roundtable session may provide additional feedback at the session.

Next steps

We will use the feedback received during the consultation to inform changes to the EEA. We will also summarize the feedback into a report and publish it online.

Related links

Contact us

Employment and Social Development Canada
Labour Program
140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV, Mailstop # 911
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0J9

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