EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION FRAMEWORK AND STRATEGY
In the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, Humber College identified as its Strategic Priority #7 to continue to build a diverse and inclusive community of exceptional students, faculty and staff. This priority is listed under Strategic Pillar #3 - Healthy and Inclusive Community. From this commitment, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Framework and Strategy was created.
To deliver on the college's strategic priorities, Humber established an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce in 2019 comprised of more than 50 members from across the Humber community divided into five working groups. The Taskforce engaged a broad group of employees, students, alumni, community-based organizations and industry partners in a consultative and collaborative process to develop the Institutional EDI Framework and Strategy.
The Taskforce identified four program areas and five streams for the framework and recognized EDI education and work must intentionally address colonization and racism. As such, the Taskforce ensured that Indigenous Ways of Being, Knowing and Doing were integrated through all academic program areas. Additionally, efforts were made to advance anti-racism capacity-building throughout the college.
On April 1, 2022, the Taskforce entered its final year and is critically aware that dismantling racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism and other forms of oppression requires Humber to prioritize building on the groundwork put in place by the Centre of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion and the EDI Framework. Each and every Humber student, faculty and staff member is called upon to be active and genuine participants in this important and ongoing work.