Vision and Mission Statements


Mission Statement 2: Audacious and Responsible Pursuit


‘We nurture diversity and resilience, and practice equity, inclusion, sustainability, and respect for Indigenous voices and cultures.'


Our diversity provides a wellspring of alternative knowledge that equips us to respond to complex issues, changing how we see, think and act in the world and with one other.

Empathy and ethical direction provide a compass that orients our perspectives, while equity and diversity call for inclusive pedagogical processes and structures. Decolonization requires the examinations of historical and social contexts, building a sound, solid Indigenous foundation, collaborative leadership, and a strategic refocusing of resources, spaces and curriculum.

At OCAD University, we invite and enable local and global community discussions. We actively engage and challenge dominant worldviews, provoking vast potential for critical integration and change.