Community Updates


Creating a National Charter on Anti-Black Racism in Higher Education

President's Office

Posted on March 18, 2021 | Updated March 18, 2021, 11:01AM

Filed in Faculty, Staff, Students

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Students, staff and faculty are invited to provide feedback on this important collaborative effort.

Last October, more than 3000 members of Canada’s higher education community came together for the National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities. Emerging from this forum was a commitment to a unified approach to fighting structural racism.

Since then, a collective plan of action has been drafted in a document called the Scarborough National Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education: Principles, Actions, and Accountabilities.

The drafting of this charter has been a collaborative national effort, led by the National Dialogues and Action Inter-Institutional Advisory Committee.

As a committed partner in this initiative, Emily Carr University is inviting your feedback on the draft charter. A summary of our community’s comments will be sent to the Inter-Institutional Advisory Committee to help shape the next iteration of the charter.

We encourage you to carefully review the draft Scarborough National Charter and share your feedback using this form. The deadline for providing input is Monday, March 29.

In the interest of transparency, community feedback will be shared online at (You can also submit your comments privately or anonymously.)

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at if you have any questions about ECU’s participation in this important initiative.


Gillian Siddall
President + Vice-Chancellor

If you missed the National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities, you can watch the sessions on YouTube.