About HEU's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work

Equity is part of our history

HEU has seen significant changes over the past 20 years in the composition of our union membership. We represent more women, more Indigenous members, and more people of colour than ever before.

In fact, 92 per cent of HEU members surveyed in 2017 identify as members of at least one equity group (women, Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ+, or a person with a disability), and 40 per cent identified as belonging to at least two equity groups.

Not surprising, since B.C. is the most racially diverse province in Canada.

However, the structures of our union haven’t always kept pace with reflecting the changing makeup of our membership.

At the 2018 HEU convention, members voted to undertake a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy for the union.

If you have any questions, please email us at inclusion@heu.org.

Read HEU's DEI Statement