Auditors rate a federal program to promote hiring of Black employees as a failure. It was launched following 2020 Black Lives Matter protests that saw Prime Minister Justin Trudeau join demonstrators in kneeling outside Parliament.

“Under pressure to produce outcomes with insufficient time and resources, the Centre on Diversity and Inclusion has experienced challenges in meeting its immediate outcomes despite employees’ efforts and commitment,” said a Treasury Board report. The Centre in four years had accomplished little, it said.

“The Centre has not noticeably increased departmental ability for inclusive people management,” said the report Evaluation Of The Centre On Diversity And Inclusion. “Questions remain about what ‘inclusive management’ means.”

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