A message from TTC Chair Jaye Robinson
Thank you to our CEO Rick Leary for once again allowing me to take over his weekly message. After celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th, I appreciate this opportunity to acknowledge all of the amazing women who keep Canada’s largest transit system running, day in and day out.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme was Break the Bias. As we reflect on the progress made by the many trailblazers who preceded us, it is also important to celebrate the women who are making positive changes at the TTC today. On that note, I would like to thank the many women who have helped us to deliver reliable transit service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and who will continue to help us work toward making the TTC a better and more inclusive organization in the future.
To me personally, International Women’s Day is a celebration of all we have achieved for women’s equality, and at the same time, an important acknowledgement of how much farther we have to go. At the TTC, we understand that change is necessary to build a more equitable transit system and workplace. While we still have a lot of work to do, we are continuing to prioritize our commitment to diversity and inclusion across the organization. For example, we have hosted targeted events to meet our goal of recruiting and hiring more women at the TTC, and we will continue making these efforts through events, such as the TTC Women in Trades lunch-and-learn series, which is set to launch this spring.
On behalf of the TTC Board, I would like to thank everyone for their work on the many important initiatives underway to foster a more inclusive transit service and workplace at the TTC.
March 11, 2022