Our Mandate

York University’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (CHREI) promotes and builds a respectful, equitable, diverse, and inclusive university community. We strive to be a leader in providing accessible, impartial, non-adversarial, and confidential programs and services that uphold human rights, facilitate equitable access to opportunities, and champion diversity and inclusion.

CHREI provides free services to current York students, faculty, and staff. To consult our team, call, leave us a message or e-mail us. Leave your name, email, and/or phone number and we will respond within 3 business days.

“We all need to feel like we belong. We need to feel respected, valued and welcome to be our authentic selves. Belonging is an extension of equity, diversity, and inclusion. These values make the York University community a rich, dynamic, and rewarding place to study, work and learn.”

Marian MacGregor, Executive Director, The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion

At CHREI, we

Land Acknowledgement

York University recognizes that many Indigenous Nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which York University campuses are located that precede the establishment of York University. York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken of by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject to the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.

Learn more about Indigenous and decolonizing scholarship at York:

Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages (CIKL) | York University