Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.48
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mohawk College
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.56 / 2.00 Kayla LaChance
Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

Maxine Carter
Maxine is an accomplished trainer, facilitator and public speaker and author on various subjects to foster a better understanding of human rights, equity,diversity, anti-racism and anti-oppression,cultural competence, disability and accessibility and anti-violence. Maxine is also a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award winner for Community Development and Social Inclusion. Maxine works across the college to support Mohawk's goals around diversity, inclusion, and ensuring Mohawk is a welcoming community and campus.

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:

Lateral Violence
Lateral Violence is a “term being used to describe a spectrum of behaviors that range from passive aggression and shunning to more severe forms...” mainly used within First Nations communities however it can be used to describe peer to peer behaviours among those in other groups (same culture, gender, sexuality etc). Within this session, our facilitator, Denise Findlay, will deconstruct the term, lead the group into understanding the impacts of intergenerational trauma caused by Residential School, and discuss Trauma Informed Care.

Mental Health First Aid
The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend, a student or a colleague.

Fostering Trans-Inclusive
People who identify as trans often experience barriers to accessing necessary services and programs due to discrimination or harassment based on their gender identity and gender expression. This workshop will explore the experiences and challenges faced by trans people and provides information to the participants to help develop approaches to fostering a trans inclusive environment.

Fierce Generations
Fierce Generations is diversity training with a multigenerational lens. It provides a framework for uniting people and realizing the rewards of an inclusive culture by celebrating points of diversity among groups.

Intercultuaral Competence Assessment and Engagement Workshop
The IDI can help respondents to…Understand the developmental stages of intercultural sensitivity through which people move towards greater intercultural effectiveness, Increase self-awareness for each individual respondent and identify issues that may be impeding development and Increase organization-level understanding of intercultural issues

This workshop is aimed at generating discussion around the different forms of sexualized violence that is present on campus and within our community. Attendees will be provided with the skills and knowledge to become active bystanders in the case that they witness acts of sexualized violence

Diversity - The Power of People
Learn to take a team approach in a multicultural setting! Gain tools to build trust, deal with conflicts, and deal constructively with differences in a non-threatening, inclusive way!

Safe Talk
SafeTalk is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—those who want to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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