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As Canada and Ontario become increasingly diverse, it’s vital that universities reflect the province’s population and help create inclusive environments. Ontario’s diversity is one of the province’s greatest strengths, and ensuring inclusive and welcoming campuses is essential for both the sake of our students and the province.
Ontario’s universities are committed to building diverse and inclusive campuses across the province. To achieve that, we are:
Working with Aboriginal communities to ensure Aboriginal students encounter a welcoming and supportive environment on campus. We are committed to incorporating Aboriginal histories, culture, traditions, and culturally appropriate supports and meets the specific challenges that are laid out for educators as part of the TRC’s recommendations.
Fostering diversity on our campuses by recruiting international students from around the world. Ontario’s universities welcome more than 64,000 students from more than 200 countries, helping bring a world of ideas to the province where they can help our businesses and communities thrive.
Offering a wide range of cultural supports that ensure international students and students from immigrant and minority communities all feel safe and welcomed while on campus.
Increase the investment in culturally sensitive student services and the implementation of cultural awareness and safety training for students, faculty and staff.
Increase investments to attract and support Aboriginal students, including incentives to increase the numbers of Aboriginal faculty.
Browse through reports and related materials to find out about Ontario universities' role in everything ranging from university graduate employment to family medicine and community transformation.