The Joint National Equity and Diversity Committee

The Joint National Equity and Diversity Committee

You are invited to count yourself in and fill out the Joint Equity Census Survey to help us create a more diverse and equitable workplace. With only five questions, it takes just a few minutes to complete.

We believe that attracting, developing and retaining people who reflect the diversity of Canada are essential steps to achieve our success because this diversity matters to the customers and communities we serve. Your participation will help provide us with the accurate data we need to achieve this. 

Your Equity Census information is confidential. It will not be shared with your coworkers, team leader or management, and is protected by the Employment Equity Act and the Privacy Act. 

What you need to know:

•    PSAC-represented employees will receive a unique link to the survey in an email from Mercer | Sirota. 

•    The survey can be completed by mobile device or online. Employees are asked to complete the survey through the online link by June 30. It is confidential and protected by law under Canada’s Employment Equity Act and Privacy Act.

•    Employees on a long-term leave of absence will receive their survey at home. 

•    Note: The definition for “persons with disabilities” has been expanded by Statistics Canada since the last national census; accordingly, you might have a health condition that now qualifies under this category (e.g. chronic conditions and mental health conditions). You will be able to review the new definition as you fill out the Equity Census questionnaire under question 3 Persons with disabilities.

•    Completing the survey is voluntary but we encourage all employees to count themselves in to help us build a stronger workplace and stronger Canada for everyone. 

What you need to do:

•    Complete the online Equity Census when you receive it.

2022 Census questionnaire
•    Read the joint letter to learn more about the Equity Census initiative and how your privacy will be protected.

2022 Joint Equity Census Letter

•    Watch the video featuring our colleagues talking about the difference you can make by filling out the Equity Census under “I’m an employee” at

•    View our FAQ if you have more questions about the Equity Census.

2022 Joint Equity Census FAQ

If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to the FAQ or contact us at