Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.32
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2016
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Humber College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 2.00 Nancy Simms
Director, Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity
HR Services
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

Humber's Centre of Human Rights, Equity & Diversity is commited to:
- Heighten Human Rights and Diversity Awareness
- Ensure Legislative Compliance
- Enhance Human Rights and Diversity Communication and Visibility
- Ensure Timely Complaints Resolution

Humber's Statement on Diversity
This statement expresses Humber College Diversity Committee’s (The Committee) commitment to diversity. The Committee uses the term “diversity” to refer to the groups specified by the Employment Equity Act (1995) and communities directly affected by the grounds of discrimination outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code (1962).

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning supports the principles in the Ontario Human Rights Code and offers protection from discrimination. This discrimination according to the Ontario Human Rights Code may be based on race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, marital status (including same sex partners), family status, receipt of public assistance (in accommodation only) and record of offences (in employment only). To this end, the Committee works towards preventative initiatives that will foster a safe, equitable and inclusive environment in accordance with Humber College values of respect, excellence, innovation, learner focus and sustainability.

The Committee is committed to building and fostering an inclusive environment, which values the members of Humber College’s diverse communities and is free from discrimination and harassment. The Committee acknowledges that systemic and institutional discrimination exist within Canadian society. The Committee, guided by the principles of the Employment Equity Act (1966), works within Humber College to increase representation of the four designated groups: Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, visible minorities and women, within its faculty and staff.

The Humber Diversity Committee (HDC) promotes leadership, innovation, collaboration and information sharing on all matters relating to Employment Equity and Diversity within the college. The HDC provides assistance to members of the College community in their roles as effective change agents, strategic planners and leadership developers.

The HDC facilitates the development and maintenance of collaborative partnerships with community agencies to achieve a workforce in which designated group members are represented and participate equitably at all levels and in all occupations at the College.

The HDC was established by the College with responsibility shared jointly by representatives of the Union Locals and the College to act as a consultative body on the development of an Employment Equity Plan.

The HDC is an advisory body that is consulted by the Human Resources Department on policies and procedures of Employment Equity and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

It is recognized that the Human Resources Department will be responsible for approving and implementing the employment equity action plans.

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of staff (including administrators) that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

Estimated proportion of faculty that has participated in cultural competence trainings and activities (All, Most, Some, or None):

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence trainings and activities for each of the groups identified above:

Humber's Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Diversity coordinates ongoing mandatory training for all faculty and staff on the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as Humber’s Human Rights Policy. The Centre also offers workshops throughout the year focusing on diversity and inclusion.

The goal of Humber's human rights training: Provide preventative education and training opportunities to mitigate the risks associated with human rights violations and to foster an equitable and inclusive environment throughout the College’s learning, living and working environments.

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