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Office of Inclusion and Diversity

What We Do

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) supports Faculty of Medicine’s commitment to Excellence through Equity, one of the three Strategic Domains of Focus named in the 2018-2023 Academic Strategic Plan.

Our Office is committed to working collaboratively to achieve the following initiatives:

  • Design programs and policies that promote an equitable, inclusive and diverse environment
  • Provide guidance and support on EDI and human rights issues
  • Advise and collaborate on implementing EDI priorities

Contact us if you:

  • Are interested in collaborating on an equity event or initiative, such as a Diversity Dialogue Event
  • Would like guidance and support on EDI and human rights issues (e.g. experiences of discrimination/harassment)
  • Want to request an equity workshop for Faculty of Medicine learners, staff or faculty members

Our Team

Interested in collaborating on an equity event or initiative, looking for guidance and support on EDI issues, or want to request an equity workshop for Faculty of Medicine learners, staff or faculty members? Contact us at

    Equity Workshops

    The Office of Inclusion and Diversity offers equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) workshops, information sessions, and training opportunities for learners, staff and faculty members. Request one today!

    Diversity Dialogue Events

    Diversity Dialogue events facilitate discussion and reflection on issues related to equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice in healthcare practice and research. Check out upcoming events or reach out to collaborate on creating one..

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Fund

    Have a great idea for an EDI initiative? Transform your idea into action by applying to the EDI Action Fund and receive up to $500!

    Unconscious Bias and Search Committee Resources

    Unconscious or implicit bias "refers to those attitudes and stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner" (The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity). These internalized biases can affect many...

    Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto is committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity in all that we do. Read the Faculty of Medicine's Diversity Statement

    Allyship and Inclusion at the Faculty of Medicine

    Allies acknowledge that there are injustices in society and that those who have been given more power and privilege based on their identities have a responsibility to respond to any form of oppression in our communities.

    Diversity Dialogue Series: How Do We Talk About Race? Panel Event

    A panel event and community dialogue that unpacks how race operates in healthcare services, research and education.

    How Do We Talk About Race

    Featuring presentations, a panel discussion and community dialogue, this event will provide health care practitioners, learners, researchers and staff with tools and frameworks to discuss race. In order to achieve cultural safety and inclusion in health care services, research and education, it is vital to understand how race, power and privilege operate in these spaces. Panelists will explore the topics of systemic racism and the process of racialization as they relate to health inequities and learner experiences. This event is held in partnership with the U of T Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

    This event is open to all Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education learners, staff and faculty, as well as the wider U of T community. Snacks & Refreshments Provided.

    Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Registration: 5:30 PM ; Presentations & Panel: 5:45 PM-8 PM ; Reception: 8 PM-9 PM

    Location: Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, East Common Room

    Register today!

    Land Acknowledgment: We acknowledge the land on which the Faculty of Medicine operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the New Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.


    May 21 Indigenous Health Conference
    Conference | 7:00am–4:30pm