Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date April 20, 2015
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Sheridan College (Ontario)
PA-4: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.75 / 2.00 Lynn Rutherford
Centre for Respectful & Healthy Workplaces
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity and equity on campus?:

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on one or both of the following?:
Yes or No
Student diversity and equity Yes
Employee diversity and equity Yes

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

Sheridan College has established the Centre for Respectful and Healthy Workplaces (CRHW).

The CRHW provides leadership in the development and coordination of programs, policies and procedures which support Sheridan's organizational and legislative commitments to provide human rights, equity and accessibility under the Human Rights Code of Ontario, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

The CHRW provides professional advice, guidance, education, and awareness-raising initiatives in the areas of human rights, equity and accessibility as well as oversight and expertise in matters of diversity and cultural change.

The Centre receives, investigates and addresses workplace harassment and human rights complaints from staff or students and assists with dispute resolution. We act as the College’s key contact for external human rights complaints and other matters before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The CRHW provides consultation and training to operational partners and also provides guidance to the Human Resources Portfolio Managers on matters pertaining to equity and human rights in the workplace.

The Centre serves as a business partner and thought leader for diversity and inclusion and creates and implements a multi-pronged Diversity and Inclusion strategy, aligned with organizational objectives, to build awareness and sustain an inclusive, welcoming and supportive environment for all employees at Sheridan. We provide leadership and expertise in promoting a positive working and learning culture that values diversity in its many forms, and fosters equity and inclusion through a mix of Sheridan-wide policy and program development, advisory service, resources, communications and training that support organizational and legislative commitments and increase sensitivity to diversity and inclusion issues.

The full-time equivalent of people employed in the diversity and equity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer is available:
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students No
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes
Administrators Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

All employees are required to complete mandatory AODA training as well as “Inclusion at Sheridan: Human Rights, AODA, and the Sheridan Workplace” training. The orientation also includes an introduction and overview from the Centre for Respectful and Healthy Workplaces.

The training is available through Sheridan College’s internal SLATE website.

The website URL where information about the cultural competence trainings is available:

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