The University has a longstanding and fundamental commitment to promoting EDI and emphasizes a working and learning environment for everyone. We recognize that a diverse campus and a culture of inclusive excellence is an essential part in the foundation of our institution. From creating pathways for under-represented students, and offering anti-racism and bias training for the U of T community, and advancing EDI as a shared responsibility is an ongoing process.
Our equity offices support staff, faculty, librarians and students with consultation services, resolution of concerns, as well as training and education. The offices support the campus community in the advancement of equity from dialogue to action. We strive to embed equity into all our practices and processes.
We work to ensure all of our workplace policies are inclusive and reflect our commitment to equity and diversity. To learn more, please visit our Policies & Guidelines page.
- Disabilities, Statement of Commitment Regarding Persons with [February 25, 2021]
- Equity, Diversity and Excellence, Statement on [December 14, 2006]
- Employment Equity Policy [March 28, 1991]
- Human Rights, Statement on [July 12, 2012]
Visit the HR Service Centre for Guidelines regarding Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities
Thank you for your patience while we add new EDI resources to this page. In the meantime, please find some of our recent materials:
Holidays & Religious Observations
These employer guides help managers to familiarize themselves with the meaning and traditions that are celebrated by many in our community. We encourage everyone to update their scheduling tools annually to reflect religious observance dates. Avoid booking meetings and scheduling of events on these dates to the great extent possible.
- Ash Wednesday Employer Guide
- Diwali Employer Guide
- Eid Al-Adha in the Workplace
- Eid-ul-Fitr Inclusive Employer Guide
- Epiphany Inclusive Employer Guide
- Hanukkah Inclusive Employer Guide
- Jewish High Holy Days Employer Guide
- Lunar New Year Employer Guide
- Maundy Employer Guide
- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- National Indigenous Peoples Day
- Nowruz Inclusive Employer Guide
- Orthodox Christmas Inclusive Employer Guide
- Orthodox Easter Employer Guide
- Passover Employer Guide
- Purim Inclusive Employer Guide
- Ramadan Employer Guide
- Shavuot Employer Guide
- Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Employer Guide
- Tisha B’Av in the Workplace
- More to come…
The University of Toronto recognizes its obligation to prevent discriminatory impacts on members of its community that arise from
the failure to accommodate based on religion or creed. It is the responsibility of both the Manager and the individual seeking
accommodation to work cooperatively and respectfully to explore and implement appropriate accommodation options. Accommodate
requests for time off for religious observances. If shift work is the norm, staff may want to switch shifts. Look for solutions
that suit all parties.
Your Journey: A Career Guide for Trans and Nonbinary Students
The guide by the Sexual and Gender Diversity Office is designed to support you in applying for jobs by showing you how to leverage available resources and make decisions that work for you and your career.
Materials for Accessible Communication
Accessibility requirements refer to the navigation, design, and coding considerations that help visitors using different types of web-enabled devices and visitors with disabilities engage with communications channels such as websites, email, PDFs and more.
Our Equity Offices provide specialized support and programming to the U of T community on various issues related to EDI.