Anti-Discrimination, Advocacy & Cultural Inclusivity
This is a list of resources and supports for Ted Rogers' diverse student population. The Ted Rogers School of Management recognizes the ongoing need for creating a campus culture that is respectful and focused on ensuring human rights and dignity for all. In the event that a Ted Rogers School student is suffering discrimination, injustice or any type of negativity impacting their experience, students may leverage the resources below. It is the diversity of our population at the Ted Rogers School that strengthens our school and it is important that all feel supported, seen and heard. Please let us know if there are additional resources you would like to see on this page.
The CSDC offers free, confidential counselling services in a professional and friendly environment. While our services are predominantly short term in nature, the duration of counselling is determined on a case by case basis depending on need and resources availability. Services are provided by our team of psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists and counselling interns.
The Black Community page on the Diversity Portal lists organizations providing a variety of services available to the Black community in the GTA, including the name of the organization, career, mentorship services and research reports and projects, and more.
The Cultural Awareness Committee works with members of the Toronto Metropolitan University community to increase self-empowerment for groups at the university to feel safe and welcomed on campus.
The Black History Awareness Committee is a team of students, staff and faculty committed to celebrating Black history every day of the year by promoting and assisting student initiatives focused on educating about racialized history.
The Centre for Women and Trans People looks to tackle issues like racism, gender empowerment & violence, reproductive freedom. They provide advocacy, resources, events and discussion groups.
Queer Space (formerly RyePride) is the group that represents queer and trans voices for students on campus. They also provide advocacy, support and events. Many of their events are also for like-minded queer students and allies.
BIPOC Students’ Collective (formerly The Racialized Students Collective) also holds events for the community and racialized students. They work with Toronto Metropolitan University to eliminate racism and xenophobia. They look to do this through education, campaigns, and advocacy initiatives.
The Trans Collective is focused on challenging transphobia, cissexism, transmisogyny, and binarism at Toronto Metropolitan University. They offer education, advocacy and support on campus for Trans identifying students.
Access TMU is committed to the transformation of Toronto Metropolitan University into a barrier-free leader in accessibility. Their mandate is to transform the university into a leader of excellence in accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities, and in so doing, fulfill and exceed the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
The Indigenous Education Council is committed to developing a new relation of truth and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples at Toronto Metropolitan University and in the community at large.
The December 6th Memorial Committee is dedicated to the active promotion of equality and the elimination of violence in all its forms. The committee host events to engage our community in discussions related to violence against women.
The Office of the Ombudsperson is a place for students to raise concerns which they have been unable to resolve themselves. Students can bring forward their concerns in confidence to the Ombudsperson’s office with the knowledge that they will not be disclosed, unless the student provides permission for this to happen. The Ombudsperson’s Office is independent of the university, all administrative structures and the student government.
If you believe you have been treated unfairly, If you are not sure what your options are, or If you would like to discuss how a TMU policy or procedure applies to your situation.
RyeSERT is a volunteer-based student group that provides on-site medical coverage at Toronto Metropolitan University events and in all university residences. We are students with backgrounds as firefighters, paramedics, first responders, lifeguards and those just interested in serving the Toronto Metropolitan community with a genuine desire to help others.
The Toronto Metropolitan Students’ Union is YOUR Students’ Union! E full-time undergraduate and all graduate students at Toronto Metropolitan University are members of the Students’ Union. With over 28,000 members the TMSU is here to make sure you get the most out of your experience at Toronto Metropolitan. The TMSU advocates and fights for student rights, builds community on campus through events and by supporting over 150 campus groups and provides discount services to save you money!
From Student Life and Learning Support website: "We teach essential academic skills and study techniques to support students with expressing their intelligence, applying their knowledge, and communicating their ideas. Programs including Orientation, Leadership Development, International Student Support, and Tri-Mentoring connect students to resources, staff, and peers, assisting with their transition in and through Toronto Metropolitan University."
The Walk Safe Programs service provides Toronto Metropolitan University's community with a protected escort by security officers or supervisors 24 hours a day to any location on the Toronto Metropolitan campus, to the Dundas subway or to nearby parking lots off campus.
From the Human Rights Services website: "We manage all human rights inquiries, consultations, investigations and alternative resolutions. We advocate for fairness and for a community where the dignity and human rights of all its members are respected and upheld."
From the Community Safety and Security website: "Community Safety and Security at Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to keeping our campus safe for all by providing services, resources and tools. Working together with students, faculty, staff, community members and more is how we will ensure we are successful in this aim."
Positive Space at Toronto Metropolitan University is a volunteer staff and faculty community network for people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, committed to creating and maintaining a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.
The mission of The Institutional Diversity Blog is to educate and share best practices among diversity and inclusion professionals in North America on a range of topics pertaining to equity, diversity and inclusion.