Anti-Racism at George Brown College

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George Brown College is working to end all racism in our community. The crucial work of becoming a truly equitable and inclusive institution includes every member of our community. Words matter but so does action.

Taking action on racism

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.

Anti-Racism Strategy

George Brown College acknowledges the systemic racism that Black, Indigenous and other racialized people face. The journey ahead involves listening to hard conversations, self-reflecting on our own biases and complicity, and creating real change.

The college’s Anti-Racism Strategy is focused on addressing and improving community inclusivity and outcomes for racialized students and employees.

READ THE ANTI-RACISM STRATEGY

Learn more about what we're doing to address Anti-Black and Anti-Asian racism at George Brown.

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Anti-Racism Training

Anti-Racism Training

This training explores the roots of racism in Canada. It offers an opportunity to learn about the influence of race and culture on one's own personal and professional attitudes and behaviours and focuses on identifying and counteracting bias and stereotyping on campus and in learning materials. This training is good for a beginner to the discussion about race or someone who wants to get reacquainted with concepts of race.

Register on Cornerstone

Cultivating Anti-Racist Sensitivity and Awareness Collage Activity

This is a two-day group activity that brings visual creativity and deep self-reflection together. Participants reflect on their racial and cultural identity with a view towards creating a personal collage. By way of understanding one’s positionality and identity, participants begin to reflect on how their understanding of self informs their understanding of others.

Note: This activity will be conducted over the course of two days, each day consisting of a single 2 ½ hours session. It is best suited for groups of 5-8 participants. This is activity is a team-building activity that focuses on racial identity and culture awareness.

Please contact Nadia Richards for more information.

Call it Out eCourse

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has developed an online training called “Call it Out.” The training is a 30-minute interactive eCourse that offers a foundation for learning about race, racial discrimination and human rights protections under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

TAKE THE "CALL IT OUT” ECOURSE

News and Announcements

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