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Anti-Discrimination, Advocacy & Cultural Inclusivity

This is a list of resources and supports for Ted Rogers' diverse student population. The Business Career Hub recognizes the ongoing need to creating a campus culture that is respectful and focused on ensuring human rights and dignity for all. In the event that a Ted Rogers student is suffering discrimination, injustice or any type of negativity impacting their experience, students may leverage the resources below. It is the diversity of our population at Ted Rogers that strengthens our school and it is important that all feel supported, seen and heard. Please let us know if there are additional resources you would like to see on this page.

The CSDC offers free, confidential counselling services in a professional and friendly environment. While our services are predominantly short term in nature, the duration of counselling is determined on a case by case basis depending on need and resources availability. Services are provided by our team of psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists and counselling interns.

The Black Community page on the Diversity Portal lists organizations providing a variety of services available to the Black community in the GTA, including the name of the organization, career, mentorship services and research reports and projects, and more.

The United Black Students at Ryerson (UBSR) promotes a strong sense of community among Black-Identified students at the University and also committed to providing a safe space for these students on and off campus.

Contact

Please send an email to: unitedblackstudents@gmail.com, opens in new window

Ryerson students can access 24/7 mobile counselling or crisis support with Keep.meSAFE using the My SSP app. The My SSP app is available on the Apple Store,, external link, opens in new window Google Play , external link, opens in new window.

Contact

Keep.meSAFE can also be accessed with a phone call by dialing 1-844-451-9700, opens in new window.

The Cultural Awareness Committee works with members of the Ryerson community to increase self-empowerment for groups at Ryerson to feel safe and welcomed on campus.

Contact

Please send an email to: culturalawareness@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

The Black History Awareness Committee is a team of students, staff and faculty committed to celebrating Black history every day of the year by promoting and assisting student initiatives focused on educating about racialized history.

Contact

Please send an email to: blackhistory@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

The Centre for Women and Trans People looks to tackle issues like racism, gender empowerment & violence, reproductive freedom. They provide advocacy, resources, events and discussion groups.

Contact

Please send an email to: womenandtrans@rsuonline.ca, opens in new window

RyePride is the group that represents queer and trans voices for students on campus. They also provide advocacy, support and events. Many of their events are also for like-minded queer students and allies.

Contact

Please send an email to: ryepride@rsuonline.ca, opens in new window

The Racialized Students Collective also holds events for the community and racialized students. They work with Ryerson to eliminate racism and xenophobia. They look to do this through education, campaigns, and advocacy initiatives.

Contact

Please send an email to: racialisedstudents@rsuonline.ca, opens in new window

The Trans Collective is focused on challenging transphobia, cissexism, transmisogyny, and binarism at Ryerson. They offer education, advocacy and support on campus for Trans identifying students.

Contact

Please send an email to: transcollective@rsuonline.ca, opens in new window

Access Ryerson is committed to the transformation of Ryerson into a barrier-free leader in accessibility. Their mandate is to transform Ryerson into a leader of excellence in accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities, and in so doing, fulfill and exceed the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Contact

Please send an email to: hwillis@ryerson.ca, opens in new window or call 416-979-5000, opens in new window, ext. 4144

The Aboriginal Education Council is committed to developing a new relation of truth and reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people at Ryerson and in the community at large.

Contact

Please send an email to: cktrudeau@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

The December 6th Memorial Committee is dedicated to the active promotion of equality and the elimination of violence in all its forms. The committee host events to engage our community in discussions related to violence against women.

Academic Accommodation Support provides confidential services to students who live with disabilities that affect their studies.

Contact

For accommodation please contact the Student Learning Support Reception desk to book an appointment or website for the full range of programs offered.

The Office of the Ombudsperson is a place for students to raise concerns which they have been unable to resolve themselves. Students can bring forward their concerns in confidence to the Ombudsperson’s office with the knowledge that they will not be disclosed, unless the student provides permission for this to happen. The Ombudperson’s Office is independent of the University, all administrative structures and the student government.

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If you believe you have been treated unfairly, If you are not sure what your options are, or If you would like to discuss how a RU policy or procedure applies to your situation.

RyeSERT is a volunteer-based student group that provides on-site medical coverage at Ryerson events and in all Ryerson residences. We are students with backgrounds as firefighters, paramedics, first responders, lifeguards and those just interested in serving the Ryerson community with a genuine desire to help others.

Contact

To connect on Facebook please visit the following link: www.facebook.com/RyeSERT/, external link, opens in new window

The Ryerson Students’ Union is YOUR Students’ Union! E full-time undergraduate and all graduate students at Ryerson University are members of the Students’ Union. With over 28,000 members the RSU is here to make sure you get the most out of your experience at Ryerson. The RSU advocates and fights for student rights, builds community on campus through events and by supporting over 150 campus groups and provides discount services to save you money!

Contact

Please contact: info@rsuonline.ca, opens in new window

From Ryerson Student Life Programs website: "We want you to feel as comfortable and connected with Ryerson University as possible! Our goals are: support student engagement at Ryerson ease your transition into the Ryerson community promote your leadership training & development Come talk to us if you're interested in playing a more active role in the Ryerson community, if you are looking to take part in our Orientation Week activities, or if you want to know about ways you can enhance your leadership skills."

The Walk Safe Programs service provides Ryerson's community with a protected escort by security officers or supervisors 24 hours a day to any location on the Ryerson campus, to the Dundas subway or to nearby parking lots off campus.

Contact

To request an escort, call Security and Emergency Services at 416-979-5040, opens in new window or by pressing the yellow button on any campus payphone or ext. 5040 from any internal phone.

From the Human Rights Services website: "We manage all human rights inquiries, consultations, investigations and alternative resolutions. We advocate for fairness and for a community where the dignity and human rights of all its members are respected and upheld."

From the Stay Safe website: "Ryerson University’s priority is to create an environment where you feel safe to learn, work and live."

Positive Space at Ryerson is a volunteer staff and faculty community network for people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, committed to creating and maintaining a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.

Contact

For inquiries about training, contact equity@ryerson.ca, opens in new window. For more information or to get involved, email positivespace@ryerson.ca, opens in new window

 

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