Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.07
Liaison Michelle McCollum
Submission Date April 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Brown College
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Terry McQuaid
Director, Diversity, Equity & Human Rights Services
Human Resources
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Has the institution engaged in a structured assessment process during the previous three years to improve diversity, equity and inclusion on campus?:

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

The College has reviewed and revised its Equity Survey for employees to obtain and broader understanding of the diverse community.
Student demographics are collected at the time of admissions which is used to determine the type of mentoring, counselling and other services needed for specific groups.
George Brown enlisted a consulting firm to examine our anti-racism policies and practices, as well as our responsibilities to entrench the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action into our culture and curriculum.

Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of employees and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

The College has received recommendations from Charles C Consultants on its pathway forward in terms of its anti-racism practices and responses to the federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The findings from the Charles C. Smith Consulting were given to the college in an entrustment ceremony which highlighted several opportunities to strengthen how George Brown supports Indigenous and racialized peoples including developing a stronger institutional focus on anti-racism and Indigenous issues, creating new leadership roles and advisory councils, clarifying and/or revising the mandates of existing areas, and creating new processes to address Indigenous, anti-racism and diversity issues in our curriculum, student life and college governance.

Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

Assessment results were shared via the resident’s message to the entire community with a link to the final report of recommendations Second, the supporting background findings and readings are posted to the Human Resources Division’s main page so that all employees regardless of their status with the College can review the recommendations and Report tin full to determine how they can be instrumental in helping the College to continue to work toward increasing our attainment of our anti-racism and response to the TRC goals.

The College community as a whole was provided with a personalized letter from our President Anne Sado expressing how proudly George Brown has supported our diverse learning community over the years. The President acknowledged there is more work to be done to eliminate systemic barriers and to promote a fair and inclusive community for students and employees. Members of the community were given access to the full report and a commitment to an implementation plan reflecting the work being recommended by the consultants. Members of the College community were able to reach out to the president, and other key stakeholders to provide their feedback on the report, and to seek additional clarification on the next steps.

Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary (upload):
Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:

Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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