#23-25E Equity & Inclusion Specialist

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: ON, CA, L4G 0S7

Company: York Regional Police

REFERENCE:               #23-25E
POSITION TITLE:         Equity & Inclusion Specialist
DEPARTMENT:            Professionalism, Leadership & Inclusion
SALARY:                        $92,173– $97,473 
STATUS:                        One (1) permanent position
LOCATION:                   York Regional Police Headquarters
OPENING DATE:           May 25, 2022
CLOSING DATE:            June 7, 2022




The duties for this position may involve but are not limited to:


  • Develops and promotes key internal organizational programs related to equity, inclusion and accessibility.
  • Leads, conducts and participates in projects to improve the effectiveness of internal programs, including project planning, implementation, stakeholder consultation, training and communication.
  • Leads the development, assessment and delivery of equity, inclusion and accessibility training programs. 
  • Evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of key metrics and goals related to internal programs and initiatives.
  • Writes reports and prepares recommendations to support internal program development and initiatives.
  • Assists in raising awareness and understanding of internal equity, inclusion and accessibility programs within the organization.
  • Acts as the lead interface for assigned Internal Support Network groups.
  • Advises on procedures and implementation strategies for legislative requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
  • Participates on relevant internal and external committees, professional associations and networks.




  • Successful completion of a three (3) year post-secondary degree in Human Rights and/or Equity Studies, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of three (3) years previous work experience developing, coordinator and implementing human rights, and/or employee equity and inclusion programs, preferably gained while working with a large, unionized organization.



  • Knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and other related human rights legislation. 
  • Project management and report writing an asset.
  • Previous experience in public speaking, demonstrated presentation and inclusive team facilitation skills.
  • Ability to research, synthesize data, information and recommendations in a variety of formats including reports and presentations.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively and partnering with a broad range of equity seeking groups.
  • Ability to collaborate and partner with diverse internal and external stakeholders, sometimes with competing interests, using strong interpersonal skills.




  • Please submit your cover letter and resume as one PDF document, by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
  • Only those selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.
  • All correspondence will be via the e-mail provided on your resume.
  • Please contact talent@yrp.ca if you have any questions regarding this recruitment process.


York Regional Police is committed to fairness and equity in our recruitment and selection process, and in building and retaining a talented and diverse workforce representative of the community we serve.


All York Regional Police employment policies and procedures are intended to be non-discriminatory and barrier-free. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with differing abilities upon request.​