Anti-Racism Strategy update

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, Jennifer Grant, Director of the Office of Anti-Racism, Equity and Human Rights Services (OAREHRS), has been in communication with the senior leadership team and the AREA (Anti-Racism and Equity Advisory) Committee to discuss the review process, gain feedback and identified opportunities for the development of anti-racism work at the college. 

In the coming months, there will be various forums of engagement to solicit feedback on the current Anti-Racism Strategy. Focus group discussions will commence to engage the George Brown College student body in a dialogue about the Anti-Racism Strategy. In addition, the Black Student Success Network and the Student Association have been engaged by the OAREHRS to provide the necessary support required to mobilize students for this important participatory activity. Students will be encouraged to participate in these several focus group discussions to express their ideas, concerns and ask questions they have regarding the review of the Anti-Racism Strategy.  

In addition, a townhall will be organized, inviting all George Brown College staff, as well as other stakeholders to participate in providing their feedback, as it relates to the review of the Anti-Racism Strategy. 

Furthermore, a survey will be distributed to the George Brown College community, requesting feedback on the current Anti-Racism Strategy. The Anti-Racism Strategy Review Taskforce will resume discussions following these activities.  

The OAREHRS continues to be committed to providing multiple opportunities for all George Brown College community members to participate in the review. The process of obtaining and examining recommendations and feedback will inform the direction taken to address the current position of the Anti-Racism Strategy at the college. 

The OAREHRS continues to support staff and students with ongoing anti-racism initiatives, including training, consultations and curriculum and policy review. 

Please contact diversity@georgebrown.ca or 416-415-5000 ext. 3668 for further inquiries. All of our services are confidential.