Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Humber College and the
University of Guelph-Humber (Humber) are leaders in providing a learning,
working and living environment that recognizes and values equity, diversity and
inclusion in all its programs and services.
Humber proudly endorsed
the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada Charter.
Through endorsing the Dimensions
Charter, Humber commits to adopting the principles throughout the College's policies,
practices and culture to achieve greater equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
This commitment reflects ongoing and productive engagement with the Humber community.
The Dimensions Charter principles are:
- The post-secondary research community has
the greatest potential to thrive when members experience equitable,
inclusive and unbiased systems and practices.
- To advance institutional equity, diversity
and inclusion, specific, measurable and sustainable actions are needed to
counter systemic barriers, explicit and unconscious biases, and
inequities. This includes addressing obstacles faced by, but not limited
to, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of
visible minority or racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities.
- Institutions require qualitative and
quantitative data to measure, monitor, understand and publicly report on
challenges and progress made. The analysis of the data should inform a
comprehensive, in-depth, intersectional understanding of the contexts,
manifestations and experiences that result from inequities,
underrepresentation and exclusion among all post-secondary community
- When equity, diversity and inclusion
considerations and practices are integral to research participation, to
the research itself, and to research training and learning environments,
research excellence, innovation and creativity are heightened across all
disciplines, fields of study and stages of career development.
- To contribute to reconciliation, research
with, by or impacting Indigenous Peoples must align with the research
policies and best practices identified through ongoing engagement with
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples and their organizations.
- Advancing equity, diversity and inclusion
is a shared responsibility that requires dedicated resources and strong
leadership at all levels. Senior leadership demonstrates commitment
through public endorsement, by ensuring the work involved is resourced and
distributed fairly, and by embedding changes in institutional governance
and accountability structures.
- Issues of institutional and individual
safety, trust, belonging, privacy and power differentials must be
recognized and pro-actively addressed; this will be most successful when
those impacted are directly engaged in defining the actions.
- Achieving the overall objective of the
Dimensions program—to foster increased research excellence, innovation and
creativity within the post-secondary sector across all disciplines through
increased equity, diversity and inclusion—involves institutional
collaboration, transparency, and the sharing of challenges, successes and
Humber's EDI Implementation Plan incorporates the principles of the
Dimensions Charter. For information on Humber’s EDI Implementation Plan, please
visit the EDI
Taskforce website. To view Humber's signed endorsement of the Dimensions Charter, please click here.