Humber's 2021-2023 Indigenous Education Plan (IEP) reiterates the college’s longstanding commitment to Indigenous learners, families, communities and organizations.
The IEP supports the principles outlined in CICan’s Indigenous Education Protocol, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Report and Calls to Action, and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Humber’s Indigenous Education Plan has four main priorities:
- Priority 1: Inclusive Governance and Campus Culture
- Goal 1: Develop clear structures, processes and adequate resources to ensure the continuous guidance, collaboration, and leadership of Indigenous people(s) within decision making processes and governance structures
- Goal 2: Enrich Humber College/University of Guelph-Humber campuses and physical landscapes with a stronger Indigenous presence and more responsive engagement
- Priority 2: Excellence in Indigenous Education and Research
- Goal 1: Braid Indigenous ways of being, knowing, and doing into Humber’s academic programs, course content, and co-curricular activities
- Goal 2: Expand research initiatives that are community-led, reciprocal, and centred in Indigenous ways of being, knowing, and doing
- Priority 3: Culturally Rich, Safe, and Supportive Learning Environments
- Goal 1: Empower Indigenous learners to achieve their full potential, socially, academically and professionally
- Goal 2: Design and deliver initiatives that establish positive, nurturing and healthy relationships, building a sense of community and belonging
- Priority 4: Collaborative Community Engagement
- Goal 1: Partner with Indigenous communities to develop outreach initiatives that are meaningful, authentic, and responsive to the strengths and diverse needs of Indigenous learners, families, and communities
- Goal 2: Strengthen bonds of respect, reciprocity, innovation, and creativity rooted in humility and ethical space
To learn more about each priority’s goals and actions items, access the full Indigenous Education Plan document below:
2021-2023 Humber Indigenous Education Plan PDF Document
Many individuals have significantly contributed to the IEP as partners and resounding voices that informed the goals and priorities outlined in this document. This includes Humber’s Indigenous Education Council members, Elders, Indigenous Communities and Organizations, students, faculty, and staff. In addition, partnering colleges, universities and polytechnics, both nationally and internationally have also been integral to this plan’s development.
Humber must continue to innovate through holistic approaches that support Indigenous learners, families, and communities; heart, mind, body and spirit. Our focus has been - and will continue to be on - building mino nawendiwin (good relationships) with the communities we engage, both on and off campus.
All members of the Humber community have a place and role in the important work ahead. This work will create frameworks that will benefit all students, staff, faculty, administrators, and communities connected to Humber.