Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee

Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee

The Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee provides advice to support the priorities of The City of Calgary’s Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, as well as projects identified by the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee.

The subcommittee is committed to having a balance of perspectives, experiences and expertise in its selection of committee members. This balance offers a comprehensive and intersectional lens to efforts that advance gender equity. 

Call for Subcommittee Members


The call for new subcommittee members closed on Monday, November 7, 2022. 

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the beginning of December, with the two-year term to begin in January 2023.

If you would like further information, please email: social.wellbeing@calgary.ca.

Position Description


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Mandate Overview

The Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee. The subcommittee is tasked with providing advice to Administration and City Council (via the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee) related to the advancement of the City Service Delivery actions of the Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, as well as initiatives identified by the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee that provide opportunity to advance gender equity. 

Key Responsibilities

For Members:

  • Attendance at monthly meetings and occasional special events.
  • Review pre-meeting materials and be prepared to actively participate in meetings.
  • Provide thoughtful advice on City initiatives utilizing an intersectional lens to advance gender equity.
  • Share information and request additional perspectives from community connections as appropriate.

For the Chair and/or Vice-Chair:

  • Prepare agenda with support from Administration.
  • Chair monthly meetings.
  • Participate in annual recruitment selection process.

Members are expected to abide to the Code of Conduct for Citizen Members Appointed to Council Established Boards, Commissions and Committees, CC045.

Eligibility, Qualifications & Skills


Required:

  • Currently living in Calgary
  • At least 18 years of age

Experience & Skills:

  • Expertise, including lived experience, of the needs of women and gender-diverse people across intersectional identity factors including race and ethnicity, Indigenous identity, income, immigrant status, age, (dis)ability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Expertise on advancing gender equity using an intersectional approach.
  • Expertise on the collection and use of disaggregated data, specifically focused on gender and inequity issues.
  • Expertise on public policy, specifically equity policies across social, economic and political spheres.
  • Expertise conducting gender-based analysis plus (GBA+).
  • Expertise on advancing political representation, participation and voice of women and gender-diverse people. 
  • Experience with evaluation and the development of performance measures.

Term Of Appointment

Appointments are for two-year terms: January 2023 to December 2024

Meetings

  • When: 2nd Thursday of each month from 4-5:30pm (excluding July and August).
  • Frequency: Maximum of 10 meetings per year, September to June.
  • Where: Currently all meetings are held virtually.

Time Requirement

For Members:

  • 10 hours/year on meeting preparation (e.g., reviewing provided materials to prepare for meetings).
  • 15 hours/year in meetings (e.g., maximum of 10 – one and a half hour monthly meetings).
  • Potential attendance at occasional special events.

For the Chair and/or Vice-Chair:

  • 5–10 additional hours/year for email correspondence and agenda preparation.

Remuneration and/or Covered Expenses

For attendance at in-person meetings:

  • Parking
  • Transit
  • Meals
  • Childcare expenses
  • Interpretation / sign language services

Terms of Reference


View Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee Terms of Reference

Term Definition

Membership 

The Subcommittee strives to have a balance of perspectives, experiences and expertise in its selection of committee members. It will consist of: 

  • A subcommittee chair who is a member of the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee. 
  • Members of the community and/or additional members of the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee that reflect the following skills and experience:
    • Expertise, including lived experience, in areas of: 
      • The needs of women and gender-diverse people across intersectional identity factors including race and ethnicity, Indigenous identity, income, immigrant status, age, (dis)ability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
      • Advancing gender equity using an intersectional approach.
      • The collection and use of disaggregated data, specifically focused on gender and inequity issues.
      • Public policy, specifically equity policies across social, economic and political spheres.
      • Intersectional gender-based analysis (GBA+).
      • Advancing political representation, participation and voice of women and gender-diverse people.
      • Evaluation and development of performance measures.  
    • With participation from:
      • Communities that have historically and/or currently experience discrimination, exclusion and oppression, including systemic, cultural and religious barriers.
      • Social service sector agencies and other organizations serving or representing women and gender-diverse communities, especially with an equity focus. 
      • Academia.
  • A total number of members will be between 8 and 10

Responsibilities

To provide advice to City Council (via the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee) or to Administration related to: 

  • The advancement of the City Service Delivery actions in the Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
  • And/or new projects identified by the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee chair & Sub-committee chair that provide an opportunity for advancing gender equity. 

Report to

The Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee via the Subcommittee chair.

Meetings 

Meetings will be held no more than monthly, as required, but no less than once per quarter. 

Quorum

Greater than 50% of a minimum number of members, which is five+. 

Term

Members will serve a two-year term with the potential for a second consecutive term. In the final month of a term, members must indicate to the Subcommittee chair their interest in continuing with the subcommittee or their decision to step off. 

Duration 

The Subcommittee will remain in place until December 2024. This timeframe may be extended as approved by the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee. 

Resources

City Administration representative from Community Strategies will act as a resource to the Subcommittee.

Responsibilities


The Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee’s responsibilities include providing advice to City Council (via the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee) or to Administration related to:

  • The advancement of the City Service Delivery actions in the Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
  • New projects identified by the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee chair and Sub-committee chair that provide an opportunity for advancing gender equity.

Reports to:


The Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee reports to the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee.

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