The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) handles complaints of harassment and discrimination (direct and systemic) based on race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship and/or creed in accordance with the University’s Statement on Prohibited Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment. A note about “Creed” — The term creed is interpreted to mean “religious creed” or “religion” by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
Connections and Conversations is an affinity group for racialized U of T staff and their supporters. The staff-driven initiative offers discussions and a support network for racialized staff to flourish at U of T. This Affinity Group is a welcome way to encourage cross portfolio, cross divisional and cross campus collaboration. The Group wishes to create a space to voice and address personal and group concerns around the lived experience of racialized staff at U of T. In addressing these challenges and opportunities, the Group aims to assist the University in promoting an environment that promotes personal and professional growth and development.