provides programs and services that recognizes the intersectionality and
interlocking of socially constructed identities. All Centre initiatives
integrate a holistic framework that extend beyond binaries and addresses the
simultaneity of the individual’s experiences. This intersectional and
integrative approach grounded in a practice of care, is woven throughout the
Centre’s programs and services.
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What We Do
The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity ensures that equity,
diversity and inclusion are instilled throughout Humber.
Increase Human Rights, Equity, Diversity and
- We provide Human Rights, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
harassment/discrimination prevention education through workshops, library
exhibits, and educational resources.
- We deliver a speaker
series with notable presenters on human rights and equity topics.
- We provide group and
one-to-one customized support and resources on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Ensure Legislative Compliance
We lead and coordinate
compliance with Accessibility for
Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the
Anti-Racism Act, Employment Equity Act, Occupational Health
and Safety Act, the Ontario Human Rights Code and
the O. Reg. 131/16: Sexual
Violence At Colleges And Universities through policy development and targeted
educational awareness and communication strategies.
- We support the Truth
and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
- We promote college and
community-wide initiatives to increase representation among faculty and
staff in the four employment equity designated groups (Indigenous people,
women, racialized people and persons with disabilities) and persons with
diverse gender and sexual identities.
Strategic Communication and Relationship
- We work collaboratively
with stakeholders across the College.
- We maintain current and
compelling Human Rights, AODA & EDI website that provides comprehensive and
current online resources.
- We work with local,
national, and international communities, community organizations, and other
postsecondary institutions to enhance Humber's visibility.
Ensure Timely Complaints Resolution
- We investigate
complaints pursuant to Humber’s human rights related policies.
- We provide early
intervention into human rights related concerns through consultation,
mediation, conciliation and referrals to internal and external resources.
Co-lead Humber’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committees:
- We support and co-lead Humber's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, AODA Committee and Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence Awareness Committee to
champion innovative thinking in their respective areas.
- We support the
development and functioning of affinity groups throughout the College.