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General Legal and Risk Management Questions

Please direct any process servers and statement of claims to:

Associate Vice-President, Legal and Risk Management or a member of the Legal and Risk Management team
205 Humber College Blvd,
LRC, 6th Floor, Human Resources
Toronto, ON  M9W 5L7

Legal and Risk Management is unable to provide advice on personal legal matters. You may find resources and information at the Law Society of Ontario >

The Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

The College does not have these documents because the College was created by statute, the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002.

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/02o08f

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/030034

If you require further information please contact Amanda at amanda.morra@humber.ca

Download and fill out the Request to Retrieve Documents form and submit to and contact Legal and Risk Management for assistance. 

Your operational risk register can be located in your area’s folder on the shared drive at: I:\Departmental\General\AVP Shared Resources and Templates

Please bring all correspondence to the attention of your immediate supervisor/manager who will liaise with the Legal and Risk Management team as appropriate.

Legal and Risk Management has a standard waiver and can help you assess if waivers are needed to be signed, or if notices should be posted at your event. Contact Sara Chalmers at sara.chalmers@humber.ca or ext. 4771 or Amanda Morra at amanda.morra@humber.ca or ext. 4481 for assistance.

Contracts

All College contracts require 2 signatures per the Signing Authority policy. There are named signing officers at the College who sign contracts in accordance with the policy:

  • Chris Whitaker, President and CEO
  • Laurie Rancourt, Sr. VP Academic
  • Rani Dhaliwal, Sr. VP Transformation and Strategic Partnerships
  • Alister Mathieson, VP Advancement and External Affairs
  • Jason Hunter, VP Students and Institutional Planning
  • Lori Diduch, VP Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Sanjay Puri, VP Administration and CFO
  • Scott Briggs, Chief Information Officer
  • AVP Legal and Risk Management

Legal and Risk Management can help facilitate the review, approval and signing of your contract.

Yes. Legal and Risk Management will review the terms and conditions for compliance with the College’s standards and assess any risks.

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The Purchasing department can help manage vendor relations. For Dispute Resolution, visit Humber Purchasing or email purchasing@humber.ca for assistance.

Insurance

Students, employees and faculty requiring insurance and/or certificates of insurance can refer to Insurance >

Privacy

Immediately notify your supervisor and AVP Legal and Risk Management via Daniella Doodnath, Administrative Assistance at extension 4943.

FOI

Please click here for more information on how to submit a request.

Anti-Spam

It might – we have a policy and procedure to help assist you in determining whether or not CASL applies – Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Policy. If you need further assistance, please contact Sara Chalmers at sara.chalmers@humber.ca or extension 4771. 

Upholding Free Speech Policy Statement

You can view the policy on the Upholding Free Speech Policy page.

Ontario Colleges often collaborate on matters that impact the entire system. In this case, the Colleges have worked together to develop a consistent policy statement on upholding free speech. While each college has had policies and procedures in place to support freedom of expression, the Ontario government's announcement requiring each postsecondary institution to have a policy in place created an opportunity for all Ontario colleges to create a common policy statement.

The policy statement on upholding free speech came into effect on January 1, 2019.

Yes. The policy statement on upholding free speech applies equally and consistently across all Ontario Colleges.

The policy is based primarily on the University of Chicago's Statement on Principles of Free Expression and has five core elements:

  • A definition of freedom of speech
  • A commitment to allow open discussion and free inquiry
  • A statement that it is not the colleges' role to shield members of the college community from ideas that they disagree with
  • A statement that while members of the college community are free to contest the views of the others, they must also respect the rights of others to express their views
  • An affirmation that speech that violates the law is not allowed

Speech that violates the law, including the Ontario Human Rights Code, is not allowed. Speech that constitutes harassment, a threat or hate speech is not allowed. Other context specific boundaries to freedom of expression may also apply such as those arising out of the terms of employment and collective agreements.

The statement on upholding free speech notes that "colleges must be places that allow for open discussion and free inquiry where diverse voices can be heard and ideas and viewpoints can be explored and discussed freely and debated openly without fear of reprisal, even if these are considered to be controversial or conflict with the views of some members of the college community."

Although members of the college community are free to criticize and contest the views of others, they may not obstruct or interfere with the freedom of others to express their views at the College.

Policies and procedures that apply to in-person conduct, also apply to online and digital conduct and behaviour.

Existing college mechanisms and processes will be used to investigate complaints and ensure compliance with the policy.

Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the policy statement along with the student code of conduct. In the case where a student would like to report a potential violation of the policy they should contact the Office of Student Conduct.

Employees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the policy statement. In the case where an employee would like to report a potential violation of the policy, they should contact their manager or their HR business partner.

Members of the public can report a potential violation of the policy to Humber’s Department of Public Safety.

Humber welcomes a variety of external groups, guests and visitors to its campuses every day, and we expect that will continue. With respect to the policy statement on upholding free speech, Humber, and other Ontario colleges, may reasonably regulate the time, place and manner of freedom of expression to ensure that it does not disrupt normal college operations and ordinary college activities or endanger the safety of others.

A task force of senior college leaders, student representatives and legal experts collaborated on the development of the policy.

The policy establishes principles for the open exchange of ideas and opinions by everyone on our campus. It is aligned with other college policies and they are all to be taken together. The task force that developed the policy deliberately worked to ensure the commitment to free speech wouldn't be confused with issues such as the definition of academic freedom, which is to be addressed through college policies and the collective agreement.

The University of Guelph-Humber is a joint venture between the University of Guelph and Humber College. Each institution has developed its own policy regarding free speech. Employees from Humber and the University of Guelph are covered by the employment policies of their employer institution. Over the next few months, Humber and Guelph will be working together to create an understanding regarding the application and enforcement of their respective policies with respect to Guelph-Humber students. For more information visit www.guelphhumber.ca/updates.