Black Canadians ambivalent to results of inclusion efforts

Workplace inclusion efforts yield ambivalent results, according to KPMG Canada survey of Black Canadians.

Canadian employers have made significant progress in understanding systemic racism and creating a more racially equitable work environment, but that cognizance has not necessarily translated into better job opportunities.

The consulting giant surveyed more than 1,000 employees who identify as Black Canadian – of different income levels and across a broad swath of industries – to gauge how promises made by employers to address systemic barriers faced by Black employees actually translated into tangible change at the workplace for them.
The results were mixed.

Approximately 68% of those surveyed said employers had made “good progress” or “some progress” on promises to be more “equitable and inclusive,” but about 50% said they had not experienced better employment prospects.

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