The CNSP answered the call : The 50 – 30 Challenge: Your Diversity Advantage
The 50 – 30 Challenge is an initiative between the Government of Canada, business and diversity organizations. Together with project co-creators, many of whom have been striving to increase corporate diversity for decades, the government has developed a plan to improve access for women and/or non-binary people and other equity-deserving groups, including those identifying as: Racialized, Black, and/or People of Colour (“Visible Minorities”), People with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals, and “Aboriginal” and/or Indigenous Peoples to positions of influence and leadership on corporate boards and in senior management.
The goal of the program is to challenge Canadian organizations to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace, while highlighting the benefits of giving all Canadians a seat at the table. The government has always believed in seeking the best available advice when making decisions.
The 50 – 30 Challenge asks that organizations aspire to two goals:
- Gender parity (“50%” women and/or non-binary people) on Canadian board(s) and/or senior management; and
- Significant representation (“30%”) on Canadian board(s) and senior management of other equity-deserving groups: Racialized, Black, and/or People of Colour (“Visible Minorities”), People with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals. The program and participants recognize First Nation Peoples, Métis Nation, and Inuit as founding Peoples of Canada and underrepresented in positions of economic influence and leadership.