2020 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Report

A Year of Impact

The 2020 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Report provides a snapshot of the EDI programs and initiatives implemented by the Division of People Strategy, Equity and Culture (PSEC) and the larger University of Toronto community over the past year.

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The 2020 EDI report highlights key EDI initiatives developed at U of T over the past year.

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Past reports

Learn more about our institutional EDI initiatives and how we're working to implement meaningful change across U of T. Read our past EDI reports to learn more.

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2020: A Year of Impact

2020 was a year that impacted all of us at U of T. A global pandemic transformed the way we lived, worked, and connected with one another. It also highlighted, and often deepened, pre-existing inequities.

Read our 2020 EDI Report to learn more about how we worked to foster connection, belonging, and learning across our institution during an unprecedented year of change.

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COVID-19 and Creating Inclusive Environments

The global COVID-19 pandemic challenged U of T to transform the way we teach, learn, and work, urging us to find solutions that will make our classrooms, meetings, and community spaces more inclusive and accessible.

Learn more about how we worked to develop relevant, timely, and inclusive COVID-19 resources to support and guide the U of T community through this new reality.

Key highlights include:

  • Our Wellness and Working from Home Toolkit
  • Best Practices for Leading and Managing Remotely Guide
  • Returning to Campus During COVID-19: Keeping Accessibility in Mind Guide

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Build and Enhance Capacity

A community that is open to learning and actively engaged in re-imagining itself is a community with capacity for change.

Section one of the EDI report highlights the broad range of EDI training and knowledge-building opportunities implemented across U of T in 2020. Learn how we created spaces for community building, increased our EDI knowledge and capacity, and promoting ways to implement change.

Key highlights include:

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Investing in People

Inclusive excellence thrives in learning and working environments that embrace, value, and support diverse communities.

Section two of the report highlights how U of T is investing in people, creating learning and working environments that embrace, value, and support diverse communities.

Learn more about how we are creating a more equitable and inclusive U of T by developing a range of responsive institutional programs that listen to and reflect the diverse needs of our staff, faculty, and librarians.

Key highlights include:

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Create an Inclusive Culture

Re-envisioning organizational systems is critical to creating an environment in which everyone can thrive.

This section highlights how U of T is working to create an inclusive culture, re-envisioning organizational systems where diverse community members can thrive.

Learn more about how we worked to create inclusive and accessible spaces and systems, making significant modifications to our virtual and physical spaces and developing a range of inclusive initiatives and events commemorating cultural and religious days of recognition.

Key highlights include:

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