Count Yourself In Workforce Survey

The following data was collected through the City's Count Yourself In (CYI) Workforce survey between 2013 and 2019. The CYI Survey invites employees to voluntarily disclose how they self-identify based on questions related to Indigenous identity, Black Identity, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and if they identify as a person with a disability. The data has been reported in aggregate formats that do not allow for the identification of individual employees in Appendix A of the 2019 Staff Report: EX8.6 - Fostering Diversity in the Toronto Public Service. The data displays the diversity within the workforce at the City of Toronto. The goal of the survey is to track progress towards realizing the City's Motto "Diversity Our Strength", and continue to monitor and socialize diversity data across the City, in order to help to inform decision-making and address gaps in representation across all levels at the City.

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Last Updated September 18, 2020, 14:34 (UTC)
Created September 18, 2020, 14:34 (UTC)
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Package Name count-yourself-in-workforce-survey
Excerpt The following data was voluntarily collected through the City's Count Yourself In (CYI) Workforce survey between 2013 and 2019. It is reported at an aggregate level to help identify opportunities for improvement in recruitment and retention efforts while conserving employee confidentiality.
Limitations The data was pulled using data "snapshots" (moments in time) collected for the completion of the staff report. This data is not currently being updated on a specific schedule <strong>Table 1: Representation of Diversity Dimensions in the Toronto Population vs. the TPS Workforce year over year (2018 and 2019) </strong> Data is based on "current" active Toronto Public Service employees, including unionized employees. It excludes: Recreation Workers (2020 will begin to be reported), Elected Officials and their employees, Accountability Officers, and employees working in the City's Agencies, Boards, or Commissions. Indigenous Peoples, Women, and Racialized People population data is based on the 2016 Census. Population-level representation of Persons with Disabilities is based on the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability. There are no current official population estimates of LGBQ2S People in Toronto. Official population estimates of Indigenous Peoples are thought to be underestimates. According to Canada’s 2016 Census Metropolitan Area statistics, the Indigenous population in Toronto went from 36,995 to 46,315, an increase of 25 per cent. York University and St. Michael’s Hospital study says the Census underestimates Indigenous population; conservative assumption places it between 45,000 and 73,000 people. And, according to Indigenous social service organizations, Toronto's Indigenous population is at least 100,000. Corporately, 9 employees identified as Transgender of the 14,031 employees who responded to the gender question as of July 8, 2019. <strong>Table 2: Representation of Diversity Dimensions for the TPS Workforce between 2013 and 2019 Data is as of January 2013, January 2018 and July 2019. </strong> Data is based on "current" active employees excluding: Recreation workers, Elected officials, Committee members, Council and Mayor staff, Accountability Officers and their employees, Agencies and Corporations. Survey response rates were as follows: 43.45 percent in 2013, 59.02 percent in 2018 and 52.88 percent in 2019. Not all employees responded to all questions, therefore question response rates may be lower than the survey response rate. Percentage Representation is based on self-identification by employees who participated in CYI and completed the respective question. For example, if 100 employees from a division completed the question on gender and 60 identified as woman/female, the percent woman/female would be reported as 60 percent, regardless of the total number of employees in the division. Results/representations are limited to employees who responded to the questions in the survey(s). <strong>Table 3: Diversity in the Toronto Population vs. All Levels of the TPS Workforce Data is as of July 8, 2019. </strong> Data is based on "current" active, non-union employees excluding: Recreation workers (will begin reporting in 2020), Elected officials, Committee members, Council and Mayor staff, Accountability Officers and their employees, Agencies and Corporations. Survey response rate was 75.18 percent - this is based on all employees who returned a survey, even if the survey was returned blank/empty. Not all employees responded to all questions, therefore question response rates may be lower than the survey response rate. Results/representations are limited to employees who responded to the questions in the survey(s). There are no current official population estimates of LGBQ2S People in Toronto. Official population estimates of Indigenous Peoples are thought to be underestimates.
Dataset Category Document
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Owner Division People & Equity
Owner Section Equity, Diversity & Human Rights
Owner Unit Equity & Diversity
Owner Email Diversity@toronto.ca
Formats XLSX
Topics City government,Business
Information URL https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-137175.pdf