April 28th, 2021

President’s Blog: Continuing our EDI work

When I last wrote a blog here on April 13, it was to reiterate Humber’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and to condemn recent acts of anti-Black racism.  

Since that post, Humber, along with other post-secondary institutions across the province received correspondence from the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) inquiring about the efforts of each institution to address issues of racism, discrimination and harassment, in all their forms.  

We have responded to the OHRC to provide details of our ongoing efforts in this area, and I wanted to share that response with the Humber community as well. 

The OHRC will review the responses to identify best practices, barriers and gaps, and share the findings with these post-secondary institutions and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. 

We have highlighted our work around equity, diversity and inclusion in four categories: 

  • Human Rights Related Legislation and Policy implementation  
  • EDI Framework and Strategy 
  • EDI and Anti-racism Capacity Building 
  • Resources for Indigenous Peoples and Equity-Deserving Groups 

The full response can be found here. 

We know this is ongoing work and that we have more to do. We will keep moving forward in our commitment to EDI as a community.  

As I have said before, we are stronger together.