Complete the Employee Equity Census today!

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

This year’s Employee Equity Census (previously known as the Equity Survey) has launched in Workday

The goal of the census is to continue an ongoing confidential collection of socio-demographic data to better understand the composition of the UWaterloo community and to inform equity initiatives across the institution. Data from this year’s census will begin to be compiled in September 2023. 

The first survey was launched in June 2021 via email to almost 50,000 students, faculty, and staff, and achieved a 26 per cent student participation rate and a 46 per cent employee participation rate. The census will be administered to employees via Workday.  

“Data from the previous census resulted in impactful changes, proving that data-focused initiatives like this inform the direction of our institution and bring us closer as a community,” Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism Christopher Taylor and Interim Chief Human Resources Officer Michelle Hollis wrote in a recent communication to leaders. “TheCluster Hiring Initiative,tuition waiver, and theintegration of pronouns into the University data systemsare all positive outcomes of the information collected from the previous census.” 

The Employee Equity Census will take only a few minutes to complete. Please participate at your earliest convenience because data collection for this year’s annual report will close on October 31, 2023. 

Learn more about the Employee Equity Census on theEquity Data Strategywebsite. If you have any questions about the census, its methodology and how its data is used, you can