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.
- President's Message on the Report (November 2019)
- Review of George Brown College Truth and Reconciliation and Anti-Racism/Diversity (September 2019)
Diversity and Anti-Racism Background Report for George Brown College (September 2019)
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.
We continue to review and revise the Anti-Racism Strategy by gathering input from stakeholders across the college.
An update on the Anti-Racism Review Task Force (August 10, 2021)
An update on the Anti-Racism Strategy (September 17, 2021)
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.
George Brown College stands with, and in support of all Black students and employees. The college acknowledges the systemic racism Black, Indigenous and other racialized people face. The journey ahead involves listening to hard conversations, reflecting on our own biases and complicity, and creating real change within our community.
George Brown College is enriched by the broad range of identities, experiences and beliefs of our students and employees.
Anti-Black Racism Resources
- Anti-Black Racism Primer - An introductory resource about Anti-Black racism compiled by George Brown College
- Anti-Black Racism Microaggressions - Definitions and ways to combat Anti-Black Racism microaggressions
- Black Lives Matter: A Booklist - Books for adults, teens and kids on #BlackLivesMatter and fighting racism, in Canada and beyond.
- Anti-Racism and Equity Advisory Committee Framework
Anti-Black Racism Training
Anti-Racism, Equity and Human Rights Services leads in-person training called Challenging Anti-Black Racism: Education and Prevention. This training aims to explore the roots of racism in Canada. It also supports the participant to understand the impact of racism on an individual, institutional and societal level. The training provides resources to increase participants’ knowledge and understanding, as well as tools to challenge racism.
Training can be booked through Anti-Racism, Equity and Human Rights Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power, Equity, Privilege Speaker Series
The purpose of the PEP Talk (Power, Equity and Privilege) Speaker Series is to invite the college community into engaging conversations about the issues, trends, and topics that matter to them. This speaker series aims to share ideas, raise awareness, and challenge pre-existing concepts.
Black Student Success Network
The Black Student Success Network (BSSN) is a community of black students, faculty and staff dedicated to encouraging the success of black students at George Brown and beyond. BSSN provides a safe space in which to meet, share, socialize and learn from black community members and allies.