EDI-Related Data Notice of Collection

Durham College is committed to data-informed equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) action to minimize systemic barriers and to help build a more inclusive and equitable environment for applicants and students alike. Our commitment to data-informed action is a conscious decision to foster respectful communication and outreach with all applicants. It is our shared responsibility to encourage anti-oppressive, inclusive practices that embrace the meaningful, sustainable innovation needed for everyone to know they belong. At Durham College, EDI-related data collected through the application process will not be used to negatively influence an admissions decision.

We may use applicant information for communication outreach regarding services or opportunities (e.g., email) that is tailored and supportive based on an applicant’s intersecting identities. EDI aggregate data may also be used for statistical or information purposes to better inform Durham’s policies, services and daily practices. We are committed to being transparent about our EDI work and actions and why they are important to us. Our commitment and work to create inclusive learning environments is ongoing and is based on the feedback from members of equity-deserving communities.  If you have any questions or feedback about our collection & use of EDI-related data, please contact the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON, L1G 0C5, 905.721.2000 ext. 3292.