About the Equity Office
We champion diversity within and outside Concordia and work to embed equity in all facets of university life through:
- Intentional action
- Affirming and aligning equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility work and initiatives
- Amplifying marginalized and racialized voices
Part of the Equity Office’s mandate is to implement Concordia's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) action plan, and support the university's policy on accessibility for students with disabilities, which touch on all aspects of university activity including teaching, learning, research, recruitment and campus life.
Our work is also informed through our collaborations with knowledgeable subject matter experts and partners such as the:
- Access Centre for Students with Disabilities
- Black Perspectives Office
- Centre for Gender Advocacy
- Faculty Development and Inclusion
- Human Resources
- Office of Indigenous Directions
- President’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism
- Sexual Assault Resource Centre
- Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
We also work closely with the Office of Rights and Responsibilities and encourage those seeking impartial, confidential and independent services about the behaviour of a member of the Concordia community to contact this office.
Community members may contact the Access Centre for Students with Disabilities regarding academic accommodations.
Employees may email Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org with their request for workplace accommodations.
We acknowledge that Concordia and its faculty, staff and students are not immune to biases that create and reinforce privileges for some identities and maintain barriers for others. Our office recognizes historic and persistent systems of exclusion, injustice and violence such as, but not limited to, racism, classism, ableism as well as discrimination based on gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation and religion. We also recognize the compounding effects of these systems on intersecting identities.
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.