Fleming College is committed to being a welcoming place for all, where the needs of our diverse populations are met, and varying perspectives enrich our communities. It is our shared responsibility to understand the experiences of our employees and students in culturally safe and inclusive ways. Together, guided by our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Council, Fleming will continue to follow our strategic direction and meet our commitment to eliminate barriers and build an inclusive sense of belonging.
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Council aims to create a welcoming culture within the Fleming College community. This includes opportunities to candidly discuss and lead initiatives for equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression work.
The Council will focus on addressing systemic oppression, such as anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, racism against people of colour, Islamophobia, ableism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. It will also guide the College on how it can better serve members of our community who self-identify as belonging to historically disadvantaged communities.
The EDI Council is Chaired by Neil Price, Dean of the School of Justice and Community Development, and has representation from across the College community â€“ including our student associations, unions, and employees.
A key component of the launch of the Council is a voluntary, anonymous and fully confidential survey for current students and employees. The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Survey will help us identify gaps and barriers in equity and representation in both employment and student success. The survey results will help us create an action plan to close the gaps and eliminate barriers to equity and inclusion and build an inclusive sense of belonging.
Are you a current student or employee of Fleming College? We invite you to take the survey between March 22 and April 4, 2021. Check your Fleming inbox for an email from the Institutional Research Office with a link to the EDI survey.