The Blueprint for Gender Equality Leadership in the Canadian Private Sector and Maturity Model work together to accelerate the advancement of gender equality in the workplace.
Over the course of the project, participating companies and advisory partners provided realistic insights about gender equality in the Canadian private sector and tested the applicability of the Blueprint and Maturity Model. Thanks to this collaboration, any organization can find value in consulting the Blueprint and Maturity Model no matter its size, industry, location, lifespan or how far advanced it is when it comes to achieving gender equality.
The Blueprint for Gender Equality Leadership in the Canadian Private Sector
The Blueprint is a comprehensive tool that contains information, recommendations, best practices from Canadian companies and resources to help organizations and individuals advance gender equality and learn more about what workplace inclusion should look like. The Blueprint can be used by any organization looking to implement solutions to systemic, cultural and institutional barriers that must be addressed in order to achieve gender equality in the workplace. The Blueprint was founded on three cornerstones of gender equality – Leadership, Inclusion and Transparency and Accountability – and the following gender equality attributes:
- Organizational Culture
- Capacity Building and Awareness Raising
- Internal Communication
- Closing Gender Wage Gaps
- Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion
- Career Development
- Workplace Flexibility
- Workplace Safety and Wellbeing
- Marketing and Advertising
- Supply Chain
- Outreach Initiatives and Partnerships
- Transparency and Accountability
- Baseline Assessment of Gender Equality
- Goal Setting
- Measuring and Evaluating
Please visit the Blueprint website here. To download a PDF of the Blueprint, please click here.
The Maturity Model
The Maturity Model is a self-assessment questionnaire that provides organizations with a tangible way to assess their current gender equality status and progress over time. Its structure is guided by the Blueprint’s cornerstones and the questions in the assessment correspond to the Blueprint’s gender equality attributes so that users can refer to the Blueprint to learn about what companies can do to take their results to the next level.
Please visit the Maturity Model website here to create an account and begin your self-assessment. If you would like to view the Maturity Model questions in a PDF prior to completing the questionnaire online, please click here.