The ARCDO is planning the 2016-2017 Unfiltered: Truth Talks and the Race & Faith Dialogue for students. These sessions will take place across all three campuses – stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Unfiltered:Truth Talks    Race and Faith Dialog 2016

U of T’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Steering Committee - Update

The University’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Steering Committee was struck by the President and Provost in early 2016, one month following the release of the TRC of Canada’s final report on the country’s devastating residential school system. The Commission’s final report contained 94 ‘Calls to Action’ impacting all sectors of society, including universities and schools.

Read more about what the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Steering Committee has done

Other events and news

Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate Holds Community Meetings

Since its creation, the Directorate has embarked on a community engagement strategy to hear from Ontarions on addressing systemic racism and eliminating barriers for Indigenous and racialized communities, further to the government’s commitment to fight racism. Find out more about the Directorates' community engagement.

Connections and Conversations

Connections and Conversations is an affinity group for racialized staff at the University of Toronto and their supporters. Find out dates and locations for local chapter meetings.

Student Accommodations for National Day of Action – November 2, 2016

Students will participate in The National Day of Action on November 2, 2016. Amongst other objectives, seeks to persuade the province to increase per-student funding. At U of T student governments have requested that instructors accommodate students who are unable to meet their academic obligations on November 2nd as a result of their participation in the day of action. Read more about the Day of Action student accommodations.

Conversations That Matter – Is Canada’s Refugee Program Equitable?

Attend a panel discussion to generate debate on Canada’s Syrian Refugee program on Thursday October 20, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue. See full details about the panel discussion.

Dream Job Academy

The Dream Job Academy is an arts-based, experiential learning program designed to increase students’ self-knowledge, self-awareness and self-efficacy as they engage in career exploration activities. See more details about the Dream Job Academy.


History, Legacy, and Reconcilitation:
Indigenous Education and the Role of the University of Toronto

Rochelle Allan

Rochelle Allan advances anti-racism…
by improving the discourse on Indigenous Health within the Undergraduate Medical Education program at U of T. Her work has enhanced supports for Indigenous students within Undergraduate Medical Education, and has helped to increase curriculum options around Indigenous health.
- Rochelle Allan, Indigenous Peoples’ UME Program Coordinator, Office of Indigenous Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Learn more about Rochelle Allan

Law in Action Within Schools

Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) advances anti-racism…
by impacting the lives of over 1000, predominantly racialized, students in the GTA by providing access to the legal profession. Through mentoring, job shadowing and summer jobs with lawyers, judges and justices of the peace the LAWS program provides a range of opportunities for these students.
- Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Learn more about Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS)

2015 Racial Justice Matters Organizing Committee

The 2015 Racial Justice Matters Conference Organizing Committee advances anti-racism…
by sparking thought-provoking conversations about how we as a public health community can begin to address racial health inequities as service providers, researchers and advocates.
-2015 Racial Justice Matters Organizing Committee at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Pictured Conference Co-Chairs: Top left to right: Navita Singh, Eden Hagos
Bottom left to right: Meena Bhardwaj, Anjum Sultana

Learn more about the 2015 Racial Justice Matters Organizing Committee

Audrey Rochette

Audrey Rochette advances anti-racism…
by working with the Native Students Association on a petition and awareness raising campaign to get a mandatory Indigenous studies course for all students. Audrey has travelled to several First Nations communities and impact their youth directly through outreach and the arts.
- Audrey Rochette, Program Assistant, Woodsworth College Academic Bridging Mentorship Program, University of Toronto

Learn more about Audrey Rochette

Dhanela Sivaparan

Dhanela Sivaparan advances anti-racism…
by increasing the access and participation of Indigenous graduate students for the Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) program. Dhanela has further promoted social justice through her proactive roles with U of T’s Native Students’ Association, UME Office of Indigenous Medical Education and U of T’s Council of Aboriginal Initiatives.
- Dhanela Sivaparan, Graduate Student, Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) Coordinator, Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives, University of Toronto

Learn more about Dhanela Sivaparan