Diversity and inclusion

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Durham College promotes respect, and maintains and advocates for an inclusive campus for all employees and students regardless of race, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expressions, marital or family status, ethnic background, socio-economic class, ability or sexual orientation.

We offer extensive programming and support to ensure that all employees and students on campus feel welcomed and supported.

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    October 2021

  • Consent Matters: Understanding Consent in Law and Culture
    • 5:00 PM — 6:00 PM

    Consent is both mandatory and complicated. Consent law in Canada evolved throughout the decades but where does the law stand right now? What strategies can you use to ensure you are practicing consent and asserting boundaries? Join us for this interactive webinar offered by SHARE to learn about: • Consent law in Canada • Legal definition of workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault • Pragmatic strategies to assert boundaries • Strategies to practice consent This webinar is hosted by Durham…

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  • Black Student Success Network (BSSN) Town Hall
    • 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM

    Come and join our BSSN Townhall; where you can have your voice heard, address concerns, learn about events and initiatives supporting BSSN!

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  • November 2021

  • Sex Talk: Party and Play (PNP)
    • 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

    Do you like to party? Do you like to have sex? Do you like combining the two? The use of substances to enhance sexual activity has long been a fixture in queer communities, but making sure you’re doing it safely and with enthusiastic consent is hugely important. Join us as we talk about what PnP is, what kind of substances tend to be used, how to self advocate for your own comfort and safety, and if you are going to…

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  • Sex Talk: Sexual Helath for Trans Folks
    • 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

    Are you a cis person with trans partner/s? A trans person looking to talk about and learn more about your own sexual health? An ally? This workshop was developed by and for trans folks and cis allies to discuss the unique facets of trans sexual health - including disclosing you're trans, myths surrounding trans folks and sex, terminology, how surgeries can (and can't!) affect sexual health, and more! Presented by the AIDS Committee of Durham Region (ACDR)

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  • ABCs of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    The terms equity, diversity and inclusion are used a lot at work, school, and in the media! What do these terms really mean? How are they connected and why is it important for us to understand them? Join us for a discussion and bring all of your questions!

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  • December 2021

  • Sex Talk: World AIDS Day
    • 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

    Every year on the first of December the LGBTQ+ community comes together to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and mourn the lives of those we love who we lost along the way. Join us for a discussion of the history of HIV/AIDS in North America as well as a look at where things are today and the actions we still need to take for a better tomorrow. Presented by the AIDS Committee of Durham Region (ACDR)

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