Improving demographic representation at Defence Research and Development Canada – Report and findings of the ADM(S&T) working group on employee diversity


  1. Nandlall, S.D.
  2. Amow, G.
  3. Brousseau, P.
  4. Chow, R.
  5. Corry, C.L.
  6. Genik, L.
  7. Pickering, D.I.
  8. Wood, D.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Research Centre, Ottawa ON (CAN);Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre, Halifax NS (CAN);Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier Research Centre, Quebec QC (CAN);Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
The ADM(S&T) workforce is currently underrepresented in the employment equity groups, such as women and visible minorities. This report summarizes the findings of an agency working group convened by ADM(S&T) prior to the 2017 managers’ workshop, with the mandate of developing specific recommendations to redress this underrepresentation. The working group identified five key themes in its mandate: measuring and communicating progress, recruitment, the hiring process, advancement, and engagement. For each of these themes, this report describes key questions to be examined, the current state of affairs in the agency, goals and targets that the agency may set, best practices based on literature, challenges that the agency may face in attempting to make improvements, and finally actionable recommendations made by the working group.

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Diversity;demographic representation;employment equity;women;visible minorities
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2017-D145 — Reference Document
Date of publication
01 Dec 2017
Number of Pages
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