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Office of Inclusion and Diversity

Message on COVID-19, Allyship and EDI Supports

The Faculty of Medicine's Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) has an important message on COVID-19 and equity-related issues, including anti-East Asian racism and allyship.

Please check out the message and share widely:

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.

    Apply to Join the Learner Equity Action and Discussion (LEAD) Committee

    The Faculty of Medicine's Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) invites you to join the Learner Equity Action & Discussion (LEAD) Committee! 

    The LEAD Committee has been established by the U of T Faculty of Medicine’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) to provide Faculty of Medicine learners interested in equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice with opportunity and space to:

    • share equity work/insights with a supportive community
    • access information and resources to pursue Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (EDI)-based programming, research and scholarship
    • provide input on/contribute to equity initiatives, programs and events run by the OID
    • discuss and respond to EDI concerns of the community
    • and more!

    The LEAD Committee is comprised of learners at the Faculty of Medicine. (Learners include the broad range of students who participate in the Faculty of Medicine’s programs, including undergraduate and graduate students in Clinical, Rehabilitation and Basic Sciences programs, residents, fellows, post-doctoral fellows, and other trainees.) The LEAD Committee meets 2-3 times per semester and food is provided. Phone conference/ Zoom video conference are available for those that want to join meetings remotely.

    In order to be considered for membership, learners interested in joining the LEAD Committee may email a short summary of their interest/experience in EDI issues to the OID Program Coordinator at

    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
    9 – 11
    Teaching for Transformation: Summer Education Institute (SEI) program
    Other | 9:00am–5:00pm