Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.07
Liaison Akrivi Papadaki
Submission Date April 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Brown College
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jenika Wong
Project Coordinator
Strategy and Planning
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Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the municipal/local level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the municipal/local level:

Updated Nov 12, 2020:
Our president, Anne Sado, has been a vocal supporter of development and public transit expansion to Toronto’s eastern waterfront community. The City of Toronto completed an assessment of transit needs and options for the waterfront area in 2018, which resulted in the City Council endorsing a Waterfront Transit Network Plan. In Waterfront Toronto’s Annual Report from 2018/2019, a quote from our President can be found on page 4 that further supports our commitment to developing the eastern waterfront in Toronto. As an institution, we also discuss and support the development of a light rail transit to the eastern waterfront in our Master Campus Plans.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the state/provincial/regional level:

Updated July 9, 2020:
George Brown is a member of the Committee of Presidents of Colleges Ontario. This Committee collaborates with the provincial government to make progress on sustainable issues. For instance, the Committee worked with the former Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change to advance the Provincial Climate Change Strategy and Legislation. As a result, Ontario universities and colleges received funding under the Greenhouse Gas Campus Retrofit program in 2018.


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the national level?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the national level:

Updated Nov 12, 2020:
Our president, Anne Sado, is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Business and Higher Education Roundtable (BHER). In her role, Anne’s perspective on how the public and private sectors can address the barriers that young people face is instrumental in how she advises BHER on its advocacy with the Government of Canada on the work-integrated learning (WIL) initiative. The initiative aims to promote the value of WIL and to create 44,000 opportunities for students by 2020-21. For more information, please visit https://www.bher.ca/work-integrated-learning

In March 2018, George Brown College's Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate Program (AWCCA) and School of Labour joined a number of human rights advocates in signing an open letter to the Liberal Party of Canada to decriminalize sex work in Canada because doing so leads to numerous violations of sex workers' human rights. The letter asks the Liberal Party of Canada to "uphold the human rights of sex workers by adopting the policy resolution on “Decriminalization of Consensual Sex Work and Sex Trade (#2764) at the upcoming Liberal National Convention in Halifax, and supporting the immediate repeal of the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act". For more information, please visit http://sagecollection.ca/en/system/files/lpc-sex-work-letter_final_en-1.pdf


Does the institution advocate for public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability at the international level?:
No

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability at the international level:
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A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years (if applicable):
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability advocacy efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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