Race Inclusion and Supportive Environments (RISE) Working Group


The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion is embarking on a journey to bring open and honest conversations about race and racism on York’s campuses. As part of this initiative REI is in the process of creating a Pan-university working group focused on providing consult to the Centre and institutional advocacy on race-based initiatives.

About the RISE Working Group

The RISE working group aims to foster an inclusive environment with the purpose of working towards the elimination of racism at York University. Recognizing the intersection of race with other personal identities which fall under the protected grounds of the Ontario Human Rights Code including age, ancestry, citizenship, creed (religion), colour, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sex (including pregnancy) place of origin, record of offences, receipt of public assistance and sexual orientation, the working group aims to create mechanisms for support and proactive institutional practices to remove barriers and increase access and agency for York’s racialized members.

The RISE working group will serve as an institutional advocate to advance respect, equity, diversity and inclusion with a specific focus on systemic and individual experiences of racism.

Committee members will provide proactive consultations on:

  • Policy review and revision
  • Program development
  • Resources development
  • Community engagement initiatives

Contact Us

E-mail: rise@yorku.ca


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