Taking action on racism

Message regarding Anti-Asian remarks on Social Media

The Office of Anti-Racism, Equity and Human Rights Services (OAREHRS) has been made aware of an incident that occurred on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at a Toronto Restaurant and posted on social media. While we cannot disclose personal information, George Brown College was referenced in relation to this incident. We acknowledge the harmful Anti-Asian remarks made and the adverse impact that these comments have on our Asian Community Members, other equity deserving Community Members, and the entire George Brown College Community.

We recognize the importance of providing a positive environment that values and supports the full participation of all students and employees. To do so, while recognizing the presence of racism and bias, OAREHRS is committed to implementing initiatives to foster a culture of belonging, respect, and dignity free from all forms of harassment and discrimination.

Specifically, OAREHRS will organize workshops about Anti-Asian Racism and Bystander Intervention for the George Brown College community in collaboration with the Hong Fook Mental Health Association. Workshop Combating Anti-Asian Racism: Tool, Strategies and Discussions, will be held on November 7, from 12 pm to 1 pm and November 9, from 11 am to 12 pm. Registration for the workshops will open on Monday, October 31; details can be found on our Anti-Asian Racism page.

To find out more about our services, supports and initiatives, please visit the OAREHRS page or email us at diversity@georgebrown.ca.

All our services are confidential, and we encourage all Community Members to reach out to us for support if needed.

Doing the Work: An Introduction to Anti-Racism

We are pleased to launch our new e-course, "Doing the Work: An Introduction to Anti-Racism." The course is uniquely GBC - it is different than previous anti-racism learning opportunities as it was made by us for us.

Our entire college community is encouraged to take the time to complete the course. For employees, it can be accessed via Cornerstone, and students can access it on Blackboard. Through this course, we hope to make space for ongoing discussion, enable good faith questions and disagreements, and engage in conversations about the content.

Learn more about the e-course

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Trans Awareness Month: Resistance, Community and Love

Join us for conversation and community as we honour Trans Awareness Month at George Brown College. This event will feature prizes, giveaways, and an opportunity to connect to resources. Light lunch will be served.

Details:

  • Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Location: Daniels Waterfront, 2nd Floor Auditorium

Featured Resources

10 Tips & Tools for Developing an Anti-Racist Classroom

As educators, in order to create truly inclusive learning environments, we must actively commit to being anti-racist. We invite you to review these resources to help you develop an anti-racist classroom.

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Forms of Racism

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

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Black Futures

Over the month of February, we hosted virtual events celebrating Black innovation, Black excellence and Black joy, and explored topics such as education, community, wellness, safety, professional development and alumni success. Black Futures Month may be over, but the work we're doing, the content and the resources continue to live on.

Anti-Racist Leadership: A Starter's Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to support leaders to start the dialogue, begin to explore their role in creating an anti-racist institution and deepen their understanding of what it means to be an anti-racist leader.