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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:
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.