Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.25
Liaison Michelle Cong
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Fanshawe College
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Amanda Whittingham
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Operations and Sustainability
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:

RESPECTFUL COLLEGE COMMUNITY AND PREVENTION OF HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION https://www.fanshawec.ca/sites/default/files/legacy/oldfanshawe/sites/default/files/assets/policies/pdf/p208.pdf


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team (including examples of actions taken during the previous three years):

Hotlines and Crisis Support
Hate Helpline
Contact the Hate Helpline to report an incident

and/or access support, information,

and referrals. This confidential service currently operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. If you are unable to call during these hours, you can leave a message

and have an operator follow up with you. Hate

and Bias activity may include: assault, hate propaganda, verbal slurs

and threats, offensive graffiti, obscene

and threatening phone calls, and vandalism of religious or minority property.

519-951-1584

Link: https://www.fanshawec.ca/student-life/student-services/positive-space-ally-program/positive-space-resources

For students, Counselling Services provides a confidential atmosphere where students are able to explore any topic or situation and discuss any concerns they may have. Services include, but are not limited to, Personal Counselling and Traumatic Event Response


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

Quoted from the Indigenous Action Plan:
"Indigenous Staff Employment – As per our commitment in signing the Indigenous
Education Protocol, the College aspires to increase the number of Indigenous employees, including Indigenous senior administrators. It is a way of creating an inclusive workforce and furthering our commitment to making Indigenous education a priority. It is an acknowledgement that it is important for Indigenous students to see themselves in the College, to see that the College values Indigenous experiences in supporting Indigenous students."

Recruitment Process
Provided by Aboriginal Community Outreach and Transitions Advisor:

Goes to high schools with larger concentrations of Native students
○ Visits multiple times per year to earn trust
○ Creates a relationship with students
○ Encourages them to pursue post-secondary education
○ Tell them how we can help them
○ London, Thames Valley Region, Wallaceburg

Reaches out to the Community
○ Speaking to people at event
Build relationships through trust
○ Encourage them to attend college
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We offer access programs:
○ Summer college: 1 month is 2 credits
○ Indigenous studies
○ Gen Ed programs
○ IHIP program
SWAC programs: designed for disengaged, underachieving students
in their last year of secondary school and need 8-10 credits to
graduate

Fanshawe reaches out to the Boys and Girls Club and Crown Wards.

There are programs actively recruiting on First Nations reservations in the area, to encourage students to enroll. Fanshawe also offers select courses and workshops on-reserve.

On all job postings, it is stated that: Fanshawe College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equity, value diversity, and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Fanshawe College provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, the hiring manager and the Recruitment Coordinator leading the recruitment will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs.


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support faculty from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups:

The First Nations Centre provides academic services, social, cultural, and recreational activities as well as a comfortable atmosphere for our First Nations students, staff, and faculty. Flyin’ Nations Association is a student club that provides peer support for First Nations students, increases awareness of First Nation issues, provides social activities and unites Fanshawe students and Fanshawe First Nations Students.

Opportunities and services for International Students through the International Student Centre include:
• Host Program - International students are matched with a Canadian student, staff orsenior International student to practise English and enjoy their new home
• Assistance with CIC permits – Study Permits, Work Permits and Multiple Entry Visa applications
• Women’s Conversation Circles
• Membership with the Fanshawe International Society
• Events, Activities and Seminars geared towards International students
• Student Success… applicants, students and graduates
• The Homestay Program – living with a Canadian family

Spectrum student club is a social and support group for LGBTQ2+ students at the college. Resources are available as well as a referral systems for student use. The regular events/meetings include discussion of issues pertaining to the LGBTQ2+ community, guest speakers, game nights, movie nights and special community events

The Positive Space group is dedicated to keeping Fanshawe College a diverse and inclusive environment. We conduct ally training sessions happening throughout the year for faculty, staff, and Residence Assistants, and work with Spectrum to ensure a respectful environment is maintained. The sessions include: LGBT Awareness, Transgender Awareness, Cultural Awareness.


Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:
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Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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