Institutional Equity Office
The Institutional Equity Office (IEO) collaborates with the tri-campus community to build capacity, awareness, and understanding and provides leadership in support of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism efforts that lead to a greater sense of belonging for all community members.
This Office endeavours to advance the University’s commitment to build communities in which human rights are respected and the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion are integrated into all areas of academic, work, and campus life.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the IEO supports and guides the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO), the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO), and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Office, and works in partnership with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII).Learn about the IEO
The work of our Equity Offices is essential in realizing the University’s commitment to equity and excellence.
The University of Toronto has specialized Equity Offices that are unique to our institution. Together, we advance the University’s commitment to equity and excellence and meet the complex needs of our tri-campus community. These Offices support the U of T community by engaging in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) education and initiatives while implementing change to build capacity and knowledge. When members of our community seek support, we encourage connecting with our subject matter experts for guidance and advice. For assistance with understanding relevant policy, learning what supports are available and discussing specific situations, please send an email to the relevant Equity Office(s).Learn about U of T’s EDI leads
Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act Office (AODA)
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Office ensures that U of T is meeting the AODA standard obligations as legislated by the Province of Ontario and makes the University accessible for all staff, faculty, librarians and students. The Office delivers online and in-person training.Accessibility Resources
Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO)
The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office provides services to support University members in their efforts to foster environments that are intentionally racially diverse and inclusive through the advancement of equitable practices, education and training, and the provision of complaints resolution supports on matters of race, faith, and intersecting identities as guided by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.Visit the ARCDO website
Training & Workshops
Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO)
The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office provides innovative education, programming, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity for students, staff, and faculty across the University’s three campuses. The SGDO develops partnerships to build supportive learning and working communities at U of T by working towards equity and challenging discrimination.Visit the SGDO website
University of Toronto Mississauga Campus Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (UTM EDIO)
The UTM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (EDIO) provides programs and services to students, staff, and faculty at UTM. In cooperation with its campus partners, the EDIO promotes an equitable and inclusive campus community, free from discrimination or harassment based on age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, record of offences, sex, and/or sexual orientation.Visit the EDIO website EDIO announcements
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office (UTSC EDIO)
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office promotes an equitable and inclusive campus community, free from discrimination or harassment based on the grounds covered by the Ontario Human Rights Code. The EDIO serves UTSC faculty, staff and students by providing many unique training opportunities, consulting with campus partners on new equity initiatives, and supporting human rights complainants to reach a resolution. The EDIO supports, advises and shares best practices with campus partners on ways to address systemic barriers and create change in their practices and processes.What does the EDIO do? Visit the EDIO
Community Safety Office (CSO)
The Community Safety Office responds to students, staff, and faculty members of the U of T community who are dealing with personal and/or workplace issues that impact their personal safety. The staff addresses the complaint, assesses the personal and community safety risks and provides a continuum of intervention options that the complainant can explore in order to address their personal safety concern(s). Additionally, the Office provides consultation to those dealing with difficult behavior, facilitates women’s self-defense sessions, and organizes meetings for U of T Men Against Violence.Visit the CSO website
Family Care Office (FCO)
The Family Care Office (FCO) provides confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy for the U of T community and their families. They raise awareness of family care issues central to achieving educational and employment equity at the U of T. The Office supports current U of T students, staff, faculty, librarians, post-doctoral fellows and their families with many family care-related issues. The FCO has always emphasized an inclusive definition of family.Visit the FCO website Family Care Resources
Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII)
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives supports and guides the U of T community as it continues to work towards reconciliation. Efforts are directed towards listening, coordinating, advising and collaborating with academic and non-academic communities in addressing the Calls to Action. The Office intersects with areas such as teaching and learning, student experience, Faculty and staff recruitment and engagement and community-based research.Visit the OII website First Nations House
Indigenous Student Services / First Nations House (FNH)
Indigenous Student Services/First Nations House provides culturally relevant services to Indigenous students in support of academic success, personal growth and leadership development. They also offer learning opportunities for all students to engage with Indigenous communities within the University of Toronto and beyond.Visit the FNH website
Health & Well-Being Services & Programs (HWB)
Health & Well-being Services & Programs supports U of T employees and managers involved in sick leave, long-term disability, occupational health issues, workplace injuries, and workplace accommodation for employees with disabilities. Among other things, the Office provides information on workplace health, injury, illness and accommodation, as well as support to ease employees’ transition back to work after illness or injury.Learn more about HWB
Multi-Faith Centre (MFC)
The Multi-Faith Centre supports the spiritual well-being of everyone on campus and provides opportunities for people to learn from each other while exploring questions of meaning, purpose and identity.The Centre’s facilities and programs accommodate a wide variety of spiritual and faith-based practices and encourage interfaith dialogue and spiritual development as part of the learning experience for all students.Visit the Multi-Faith Centre
Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre (SVPSC)
Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre, created in 2017, is the newest addition to the Equity Offices. The Centre works to create a campus environment where all members of the University community can study, work and live free from sexual violence. SVPSC has locations on each of the three campuses to help students, staff and faculty who have been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment access support, services and accommodations.Visit the SVPSC website
Mental Health Supports
The University of Toronto’s Mental Health Resource Hub has the tools, strategies and experts to meet you exactly where you are on your mental health journey.
The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available to employees of the University of Toronto who are eligible to participate in the University’s group benefit programs, and their dependants: spouses, partners (including same-sex partners) and dependent children.