The University of the Fraser Valley seeks to embody equity by the design of educational and employment practices which ensure that no one is denied the opportunity for reasons unrelated to ability.
As a comprehensive institution serving a diverse community, the University of the Fraser Valley pledges to create and maintain an environment where all people are treated with dignity and respect and within which education and employment equity can be realized. UFV, therefore, affirms its commitment, at all levels, to the principles that all people regardless of gender, sexual preference, race, ethnicity, religion or disability, have a right to equitable education and employment.
We want to ensure that members of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities) are represented in our workforce. Although employment equity is a concept that was developed to eliminate the employment barriers that these groups face, employment equity benefits everyone in the workplace.
In implementing employment equity we are taking advantage of the diversity in Canada, and making sure that all employees are equitably represented in all levels of our organization and are treated fairly in all of our selection, hiring, training and promotion practices.