I've been away for a while, and coming back to catch up on email has shown a ton going on in the sector. I wanted to draw your attention to the following:
We are promoting 3 surveys this week; all close very soon and are directly related to your work. I understand that many of us are survey-weary, but please take a moment to respond as the result will impact your work and, in some cases, the funding and resources available to our sector.
Disability Inclusive Employer Self-Assessment
With the labour market as it is, now is the perfect time for all to focus on our diversity inclusion goals to help fill some empty positions. Open Door Group (ASPECT member) and the Presidents Group have created a self-assessment tool for employers to help them reach their diversity inclusion goals. The self-assessment takes about 15 minutes to complete and covers leading practices in a dozen categories, including Mental Health, Disability Representation, Employee Benefits, Recruitment and Digital Accessibility.
I am so impressed with this tool that ASPECT will host a webinar on September 14 to walk through the assessment tool, learn how to use it for your organization, and help your employers recognize an underrepresented workforce. Register now for the webinar.
Imagine Canada Tools & Resources
Another ASPECT member, Imagine Canada, has released some really helpful tools for the sector. If you are developing HR policies and don't want to start from scratch, they have helped develop starter templates for everything you need. It's a good way to identify gaps you might have in your existing policies.
Also, I love a good organization template; this grant management application template is fabulous. Download it into your own google drive and start customizing it. This template will help you fill gaps in tracking your annual procurement plans as it functions both as a project management and team communication tool.