Anti-Racism at RRC Polytech

Anti-Racism Strategy

As a College community we have a responsibility to commit to standing up, speaking out, and pushing back against racism in all its forms.

We know diversity is one of our greatest strengths and the College is home to thousands of employees and students from all different backgrounds. Every one of us brings a unique perspective, experience, and connection to our workplace and classrooms.

We are proud of our diversity and while we continue to take important action in our shared fight against racism, we know we have more work ahead of us.

Even within the College, we’re not immune to the systemic racism and unconscious bias that continues to be prevalent throughout our communities and across the country – it still exists in our classrooms, hallways, and meeting rooms – and it’s why we must continue to do more. To say we as a College value diversity and inclusion is not enough – we must be anti-racist in our leadership, policies, and actions.

We Want to Hear From You

We invite you to participate in conversations and contribute to this work by sharing your input towards a new Anti-Racism Strategy for the College.

For the next three weeks, we’ll be using ThoughtExchange as a tool to help capture your input. Once a new ThoughtExchange question is released, we’ll announce it in Staff News and Student News so you’re aware and have a chance to participate.

If you have any questions, please reach out to diversity@rrc.ca.

ThoughtExchange Questions

Choose which audience you belong to and share your input on the questions as they become available.

ThoughtExchange Q&A

Anti-Racism Panel Discussion

This panel discussion unpacked the ways in which racism and discrimination present themselves in our society.

Panelists discussed how each of us can be a stronger ally and anti-racist on and off campus. We delved into ways to safely talk about race and discrimination and explored how post-secondary institutions can transform themselves into more inclusive spaces for staff and students.

This panel was presented in partnership with the RRC Polytech Students Association. Ginger Arnold, an Instructor in Social Innovation and Community Development, moderated the discussion.

Watch the panel discussion ›

Anti-Racism Training

The College is excited to announce Anti-Racism training for staff and students will roll out this year. Learn more ›