Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (EDI&B)

Equity, diversity, inclusion & belonging

Equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDI&B) is a strategic priority at Georgian. We’re committed to fostering a learning and working environment where everyone feels seen, heard and knows they belong through demonstrable, accountable and system-wide commitments to diversity, de-colonization, anti-racism, equity and inclusion.

EDI&B in action

A group of Georgian employees holding a large Pan-African flag in front of the Owen Sound Campus Cenotaph prior to the flag raising for Emancipation Day 2022

Celebrating Emancipation Day

Aug. 1 is officially designated as Emancipation Day in Canada. The Pan-African flag was raised on all Georgian College campuses on July 27 to honour this date. Learn more about Emancipation Day activities. Georgian College Students’ Association (GCSA) celebrated the Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s 55th anniversary of the Grande Parade on July 30.

A group of Georgian employees holding a large pride flag in front of the Barrie Campus Cenotaph prior to the flag raising for Pride Month 2022

Celebrating Pride Month

June is Pride Month! We recognize and celebrate Pride here at Georgian. Pride is a chance for everyone to celebrate the rich history and contributions of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Learn more about Pride (including the history of Pride in Canada and the colours of the new Pride flag) and see events and activities in our campus communities.

A group of four people smiling while sitting side-by-side at a table with a laptop, paper, coffee, cellphones etc.

EDI&B education at Georgian

This spring, we’re featuring a Cultures of Belonging course for those wanting to explore the basics of equity, diversity and inclusion. If you feel lost about where to begin, this course is a great place to start! Georgian employees can learn more about enrolling for free, and others can register via Continuing Education.

Proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Georgian is an Employer Partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), which provides the college with a number of benefits that will support us on our diversity and inclusion journey.

Diversity Ink monthly newsletter

Knowledge Repository

  • CCDI has an exclusive e-library with over 1,000 documents containing Canadian-specific and international diversity and inclusion research, reports, toolkits and news. This is an evergreen resource and new content is continually being added.

Monthly webinars

Resources

Contact us

Questions? Want to learn more about EDI&B at Georgian?

Sula Levesque

Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging