Diversity, Equity & Human Rights Services

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Contact Us:

The main number for the College is 416-415-5000.
The TTY number is 1-877-515-5559.

Meet Our Team!

See Anne Sado Announcement about Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy and Protocol




Why is diversity so important at George Brown College?

Welcome to Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Services

George Brown College has a rich and accomplished history in matters related to diversity, equity and safety. The position of Human Rights Advisor to the President was created in 1991 as a result of work done by the College and the community on the development of the Race and Ethnic Relations Policy.

Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Services is dedicated to student and staff success by fostering a respectful learning and working environment at George Brown College.

We do this by:


We provide advice and information regarding:

  • Human Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution


Our goal is to engage in proactive education with students and staff on diversity, equity and human rights. We provide college-wide education in various formats including:

  • In-person consultation
  • In-class training workshops
  • Guest speakers/performers
  • Promotional initiatives


We initiate and support positive change through policy development and college committee work.

All our services are confidential.

Diversity, Equity & Human Rights Services encourages all George Brown community members (including Alumni) to visit our offices at Casa Loma, St. James or Waterfront campuses.

Announcement: Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy and Protocol

George Brown College values respect for all individuals: civility, diversity, dignity, equality and freedom. We are committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, social, recreational and working environment. This means maintaining a campus free of discrimination and harassment, and striving to foster an atmosphere of healthy attitudes and behaviours towards sexuality, sex and gender roles.

We will not tolerate behaviour that contributes to a hostile and inequitable learning and working environment. We take seriously our commitment to supporting those who experience sexual violence and we work diligently on campus and with community partners on programs, policies and resources to ensure that our campus remains free from sexual violence.

This webpage provides quick access to the information contained in the George Brown College Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy and Protocol. It provides procedures and resources to support individuals and groups who may be directly or indirectly impacted by sexual violence or involved in working with persons who have experienced it.

I urge all members of the College community to review the Policy and Protocol to learn about options and resources available to those who require support or who wish to support others. Please help to ensure that the College remains a safe and positive space where members of the College community feel able to work, learn and express themselves in a safe environment that upholds human equality.

Anne Sado

Please Note: This framework has been approved by the Committee of Presidents of the 24 publicly-funded colleges in Ontario. In approving this template, the presidents recognize that individual colleges may need to make changes to reflect local circumstances during the development of their stand-alone sexual violence and sexual assault policy and protocol. In doing so, the colleges have committed to retaining as much consistency with the template as possible to reflect a similar style, tone, and format that will help students and others easily access information they need no matter which college they approach. For more information, view the FAQ.   

For immediate assistance regarding an incident of sexual violence visit our Sexual Violence Prevention, Policy, and Support page.

Work-study Opportunity

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Diversity Equity and Human Rights Services is hiring students for the Upstander Peer Facilitator sexual violence prevention workshop training team. Download the position description PDF icon for more details.

Upcoming Events


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This workshop offers practical tools to understanding and gaining Consent so that participants can better navigate difficult intimate moments and ensure that all acts are consensual. We will explore Consent, intimacy, rejection, desire, kink, and by- standing to Upstanding through interactive activities and scenario enactments so that participants gain a thorough understanding of how Consent works "IRL" (in real life).

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The purpose of Upstander Training is to develop a culture and a community of folks who look out for each other on campus. Download the Upstander flyer PDF icon

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Queering Consent
March 14, 2017

This workshop explores the current landscape of Consent in LGBTQIA+ communities and offers practical tools to understanding and gaining Consent so that participants can better navigate difficult intimate moments and ensure that all acts are consensual. For more information, download the PDF flyer for Queering Consent PDF icon

    (A self-defense course for Women)
  • Wen-do, women's self-defense, is a program designed for women, by women, to learn easy to use and easy to remember methods of protecting ourselves in a wide range of situations. Techniques are designed for effective use by women of all ages, sizes and abilities. A combination of discussion, with practical physical skills results in an integration of mental and physical preparedness. Wen-do has three major goals: Awareness, Avoidance and Action. Provided in partnership with Athletics
    January 26 – February 23, 2017
    EVERY Thursday
    >6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Location: St. James Campus, Room 629C (Athletics)
    LIMITED SPACE $10.00 COMMITMENT PAYMENT REFUNDABLE UPON COMPLETION OF COURSE If interested please contact Jennet Cox, Diversity Equity and Human Rights Services (416) 415-5000 Ext. 5385, jcox@georgebrown.ca Sign Language Interpreter available upon request at time of registration.

Diversity Calendar

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    Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Ontario Human Rights Commissioner
    Anti-Black Racism and Mental Health
    January 24, 2017, 12:30 pm, Room 445E, 200 King Street East
    Download the flyer PDF icon

Meet Our Team

Our office locations are at:

Casa Loma Campus

  • 160 Kendal, Room C221B

St. James Campus

  • 200 King Street East, Room 126
  • 200 King Street East, Room 423A

Waterfront Campus

  • Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences, 51 Dockside Drive, Room 230

If you need to meet with staff after office hours, Advisors will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your schedule.

Please contact our office directly to arrange appointments.

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How does the diversity at George Brown College prepare you for the workplace?

  • Faculty and Administrator Equity Workshops Interested in having a facilitator present an equity workshop in your classes or meetings? Please fill out the Education Request Form  
  • Phone number: 416-415-5000, TTY Number 1-877-515-5559