Anti-Racism at George Brown College

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

Review process

We continue to review and revise the Anti-Racism Strategy by gathering input from stakeholders across the college. 

Anti-Racism Strategy Review Consultative Process  

An update on the Anti-Racism Review Task Force (August 10, 2021) 

An update on the Anti-Racism Strategy (September 17, 2021)

Anti-Racism training

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

Anti-Asian Racism

Anti-Asian Racism Resource List

Anti-Black Racism

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 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 diversity@georgebrown.ca.

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.

Learn more about BSSN

News and Announcements

Dear colleagues and students, We would like to provide an update on the progress of the Anti-Racism Strategy review. To support the review process of the Anti-Racism Strategy at George Brown College…
The entire George Brown College community is being asked to wear orange shirts on September 30 to help commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This new federal statutory holiday…
The work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada drives Audrey Rochette both professionally and personally — “it’s part of who I am,” she said. As the new Director of…
Nadia Richards, Manager of Anti-Racism Integration at the Office of Anti-Racism, Equity and Human Rights Services (OAREHRS), has created a tool to help the George Brown community engage in the work…