DIVERSITY & EQUITY
The Diversity & Equity Initiatives Office at OCAD University works with members of the OCAD U community to promote a respectful, inclusive work and learning environment.
The office will work to support, review and develop policies that support an inclusive environment based on the Ontario Human Rights Code, which provides that every person has the right to equal treatment without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family status and receipt of public assistance.
The office will also support initiatives that will enhance access for underrepresented groups at OCAD U based on the multi-year agreements and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities priorities.
The Director, Diversity and Equity Initiatives recognizes that diversity implementation can never be all things to all people. Faced with the reality of minimal resources, yet motivated by the need to be inclusive in our intentions and approach, we shall strive to develop strategies and solutions that address the concerns of many diverse groups simultaneously.
CAMPUS DIALOGUE UPDATES
Stan Krzyzanowski: I arrived thinking I'd have nothing to say and left bursting with what I wanted to say, but didn't get a chance to as everyone got a chance to be heard and listened to.
Spencer Harrison: Let us learn more about each other and in doing so, learn more about ourselves.