Sept. 22, 2021 The Division of Human Resources & Equity is now called the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture.

Anti-Semitism Working Group

Diversity, inclusion, and respect are fundamental values of the University of Toronto. Anti-Semitism remains a source of discrimination, harassment, and violence today and a threat to all free societies. It is our collective responsibility to address systemic racism, including anti-Semitism, within our tri-campus community and to cultivate a respectful learning and working environment for everyone.

To that end, the University of Toronto has established an Anti-Semitism Working Group. The Anti-Semitism Working Group will review programming, activities, processes and practices in place at the institution and make recommendations to support the University’s response to anti-Semitism.

While conducting its review, the Anti-Semitism Working Group will:

  • Consult members of the University community, including students, faculty, librarians, and staff, about how to create an inclusive environment where Jewish members of our community feel welcome and respected.
  • Examine best practices at other research-intensive universities for combatting anti-Semitism.
  • Develop an inventory of existing institutional and divisional initiatives that address anti-Semitism.
  • Recommend actions that equity offices and other University offices on all three campuses can take to improve education about anti-Semitism and responses to anti-Semitic incidents.
  • Review the University’s existing policies to determine whether existing policy tools are appropriate for dealing with issues of anti-Semitism.
  • Propose new programs and initiatives to eliminate anti-Semitism on campus.
  • Present a final report to the President, the Vice-President and Provost, and the Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity.

We invite you to learn more about the Anti-Semitism Working Group, its Terms of Reference, and its membership at the Group’s webpage. We encourage all members of the U of T community to engage with the Working Group and provide feedback at Many opportunities for students, faculty, staff, librarians, instructors, and researchers to communicate their concerns and recommendations to the Working Group will be provided in the coming months.