Partners and Stakeholders

The Commission developed the Maturity Model and its measurement tools with a diverse group of partners to ensure that the Maturity Model responded to the unique needs of different employers, their employees and their clients.

Human Rights Maturity Model Steering Committee

Terms of Reference

Purpose

The purpose of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) Human Rights Maturity Model (HRMM) Steering Committee is to provide a forum for advising on content success and continuous improvement of the HRMM. Specifically, the Steering Committee will:

  • provide overall direction related to the development, piloting, and implementation of the HRMM;
  • offer input into the development of recognition incentives for organizations that voluntary implement the HRMM in their workplace; and
  • provide guidance and direction to the HRMM Working Group.

The diverse membership also allows for gathering and sharing of proven practices, tools and resources to be communicated more broadly throughout various sectors via Steering Committee representatives.

Membership

The membership of the Steering Committee is made up of the Director General, Discrimination Prevention Branch, CHRC (Chair); Director, Prevention Initiatives & Liaison Division, CHRC (Vice-Chair); Manager, Communications Division, CHRC; Administrative Assistant, Prevention Initiatives & Liaison Division, CHRC (Secretary); and representatives from various organizations that have agreed to participate, the current list of organizations represented being the following (in alphabetical order):

  • Canada Labour Congress
  • Canada Labour Congress Affiliate (Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Canadian Auto Workers Union, Public Service Alliance of Canada)
  • Canada Public Service Agency
  • Canadian Bankers’ Association
  • Employer Advisory Council
  • Federal Employers in Transportation and Communications
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
  • Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada

Roles & Responsibilities

Director General, Discrimination Prevention Branch, CHRC (Chair):

  • to chair and facilitate Steering Committee meetings;
  • to provide input and ideas, raise concerns and identify risks to the Steering Committee related to the development, piloting, and implementation of the HRMM, in collaboration with other Steering Committee members; and
  • to provide relevant documentation to assist in Steering Committee decision making.

Director, Prevention Initiatives & Liaison Division, CHRC (Vice-Chair):

  • to assist Chair and facilitate Steering Committee meetings;
  • to replace the Chair during Steering Committee meetings in the absence of the latter or when so delegated;
  • to communicate minutes and action items (if so identified) to the members of the Steering Committee;
  • to provide input and ideas, raise concerns and identify risks to the Steering Committee related to the development, piloting, and implementation of the HRMM, in collaboration with other Steering Committee members; and
  • to provide relevant documentation to assist in Steering Committee decision making.

Manager, Communications Division, CHRC

  • To provide guidance with respect to communications products and information tools in the development and implementation of the HRMM;
  • to provide input and ideas, raise concerns and identify risks to the Steering Committee related to the development, piloting, and implementation of the HRMM, in collaboration with other Steering Committee members; and
  • to provide relevant documentation to assist in Steering Committee decision making.

Program Coordination Officer, Prevention Initiatives & Liaison Division, CHRC (Secretary):

  • to record minutes and actions items of Steering Committee meetings;
  • to raise administrative concerns and identify risks to the Chair related to the development, piloting, and implementation of the HRMM; and
  • to provide input to the Chair on the administration of the Steering Committee as requested.

Representatives from member organizations represented on the Steering Committee:

  • to assist the Chair of the Steering Committee during Steering Committee meetings;
  • to participate actively in Steering Committee meetings;
  • to provide input and ideas, raise concerns and identify risks and emerging issues to the Chair related to the development, piloting, and implementation of the HRMM, in collaboration with other Steering Committee members;
  • to share proven practices, tools and resources with other members of the Steering Committee as appropriate;
  • to provide relevant documentation to assist in Steering Committee decision making; and
  • to provide input to the Chair on related matters, as requested.

Meetings

Steering Committee meetings will be held quarterly. It is expected that Steering Committee members will commit to attending all meetings. Member organizations may identify alternate representatives for Steering Committee meetings as appropriate. Members will inform CHRC in advance when alternate representatives will attend a Steering Committee meeting. Members will ensure the alternate representative is well prepared for the meeting and has received all meeting documentation. All meetings will be bilingual.

Quorum

The Chair (or delegate) and 5 representatives from member organizations are required at a minimum to endorse minutes and action items of the Steering Committee.

Documentation

To the greatest extent possible, the CHRC shall endeavour to send to Steering Committee members all relevant documentation two weeks in advance of Steering Committee meetings. For the purposes of record-keeping and posterity, all official documentation will be provided in both official languages. Draft documentation will be provided in the author’s choice of official languages and will be translated in the event that:

  1. it is not understood by all Steering Committee members; or
  2. it becomes an official document for the purposes of record-keeping and posterity.

Steering Committee discussions are confidential.

Human Rights Maturity Model Working Group

Terms of Reference

Purpose

The purpose of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) Human Rights Maturity Model (HRMM) Working Group was to further advance development of the model, as per guidance provided by the HRMM Steering Committee. Specifically, the Working Group collaborated to develop a Performance Management Framework, which included:

  • definitions for each HRMM level;
  • outcomes for each of the 5 HRMM elements at each level;
  • indicators for each outcome developed; and
  • potential measures and/or data sources for each indicator developed.

The Performance Management Framework developed by the Working Group was proposed to the Steering Committee for approval.

The diverse membership also allowed for gathering and sharing of proven practices, tools and resources.

Membership

Steering Committee members were invited to propose representatives from their constituencies to participate in the Working Group.

The membership of the Working Group is made up of the Director, Prevention Initiatives & Liaison Division, CHRC (Chair); Manager, Prevention Initiatives & Liaison Division, CHRC (Vice-Chair); Manager, Québec & Nunavut Regional Office, CHRC (Vice-Chair); and representatives from various organizations that have agreed to participate, the current list of organizations represented being the following (in alphabetical order):

  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Canadian Auto Workers
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canada Labour Congress
  • Canada Post Corporation
  • Canadian Bankers’ Association
  • Canadian Forces
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Canadian Union of Postal Workers
  • Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
  • Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada

Roles & Responsibilities


Director, Prevention Initiatives & Liaison Division, CHRC (Chair):

  • to chair and facilitate Working Group meetings;
  • to provide input and ideas, raise concerns and identify risks to the Working Group related to the development of the HRMM Performance Management Framework; and
  • to provide relevant documentation to assist the Working Group.

Manager, Prevention Initiatives & Liaison Division, CHRC and Manager, Québec & Nunavut Regional Office, CHRC (Vice-Chairs):

  • to assist Chair and facilitate Working Group meetings;
  • to replace the Chair during Working Group meetings in the absence of the latter or when so delegated;
  • to communicate minutes and action items (if so identified) to the members of the Working Group;
  • to provide input and ideas, raise concerns and identify risks to the Working Group related to the development of the HRMM Performance Management Framework; and
  • to provide relevant documentation to assist the Working Group.

Representatives from member organizations:

  • to participate actively in Working Group meetings;
  • to provide input and ideas, raise concerns and identify risks and emerging issues to the Chair related to the development of the HRMM Performance Management Framework;
  • to share proven practices, tools and resources with other members of the Working Group, as appropriate;
  • to provide relevant documentation to assist the Working Group; and
  • to provide input to the Chair on related matters, as requested.
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