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About Us

The Centre 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.

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 Inclusion Awareness

  • We provide Human Rights, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training, and 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 Building

  • 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.

 

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