Creating a workplace that is equitable and inclusive

LDSB released the preliminary results of demographic and identity data collected from the See Yourself in Limestone: Workforce Census and Belonging Survey (WCBS). Limestone is committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion for all staff and students. We recognize the importance of trust in the system, and particularly in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The results of the WCBS are a valuable step in understanding our workforce and their lived experiences within Limestone. This data therefore provides a baseline against which future work and related initiatives can be monitored and reviewed. 

The response rate for LDSB staff was 58%, which is a good outcome for a first survey of this nature. More work and consultation are needed to understand the relationships between this data. 

Human Resources has been meeting with staff and administration to collect further voice to better understand how we can support staff that do not feel a strong sense of belonging in Limestone. Some of the follow up actions include: 

The responses collected from the WCBS will complement the data collected from the See Yourself in Limestone Student Census and allow LDSB to offer meaningful, contextually appropriate support to students, families, and staff, that meet local needs. Student and staff voice also matters and are critical on the path forward to increasing a sense of belonging and creating a more inclusive and equitable school board.