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Employee Resource Groups

Humber has identified as its Strategic Priority #7 under Pillar #3, Healthy and Inclusive Community, to continue to build a diverse and inclusive community of exceptional students, faculty and staff. The specific supporting action is to establish and implement an institutional framework and strategy for equity, diversity and inclusion that addresses the needs of both students and employees.


Bringing Us Together Humber's ERGs


What is an Employee Resource Group?

Employee Resource Groups are voluntary, employee-led groups that foster a diverse and inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. Additional benefits include the development of future leaders, increased employee engagement, and expanded marketplace reach. View Source

For more information about ERGs, please contact Campus Culture Working Group Co-chairs, Patricia Suleiman or Kathryn Edgett.

2SLGBTQ+ ERG

The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Taskforce launched Humber's 2SLGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group (ERG) on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Matthew Harris and Jasman Singh are the current co-leads of the 2SLGBTQ+ ERG.

This group meets on the last Wednesday or Thursday of every month.

The 2SLGBTQ+ ERG's Terms of Reference can be found here.

Humber employees who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ and are interested in joining the 2SLGBTQ+ ERG are invited to send an email to Matthew Harris or Jasman Singh.

Events

Date/Time

Event

Details

June 17, 2022
12:30 to 1:30 pm
Pride Trivia Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/super-pride-trivia-2022-tickets-344814869557
June 23, 2022
3:30 to 5:00 pm
Pride Literary Panel Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/humber-colleges-pride-literary-panel-pride-is-political-tickets-345802844617
June 24, 2022
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
2SLGBTQ+ Capacity Building with Teddy Syrette Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2slgbtq-capacity-building-registration-329829698507
June 25-June 26 Pride Weekend https://www.pridetoronto.com/
June 29, 2022 2SLGBTQ+ ERG Meeting Virtual Meeting
June 30, 2022
4:00 to 5:30 pm
Getting Published In Literary Magazines Workshop Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/getting-published-in-literary-magazines-workshop-tickets-343567849687

2SLGBTQ+ Scholarship

Members of Humber College Are Invited to Contribute to the 2SLGBTQ+ ERG’s Scholarship for 2SLGBTQ+ Students.

Paying for education can be tough, and it can be even tougher for members of marginalized communities. In particular, students who are a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community may face bigger financial challenges than the rest of the population. For instance, according to the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, two out of every five young people experiencing homelessness is a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. More support is required.

While Humber currently has some supports in place for this community, more are needed. That is why Humber College’s 2SLGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group (ERG) is establishing a scholarship fund for students who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+. We invite all members of the College to donate to the fund. The first round of funding will be delivered to eligible student(s) in September 2022.

People can donate in several ways. You can do so by:

When you have chosen the method by which you will donate, please click ‘Other’ under the ‘Designation,’ and type in “2SLGBTQ+ Scholarship." This will ensure your money goes to the correct scholarship fund. Tax receipts are also available.

If you have any further questions about the 2SLGBTQ+ ERG Scholarship, please contact Matthew Harris (matthew.harris@humber.ca) or Jasman Singh (jasman.singh@humber.ca).

Black/African ERG

The EDI Taskforce launched Humber's Black/African Employee Resource Group (ERG) on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Shernett Bennett and Ellie Braham are co-leading Humber’s Black/African ERG. This Group meets on the last Monday of every month.

Humber employees who identify as Black/African and are interested in joining this ERG are invited to send an email to Patricia Suleiman.

The Terms of Reference for the BAERG can be found here.