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Transformative Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Leadership

Certificate of Accomplishment |  EDI1

Program Overview

Increasingly the public, private and non-profit sectors are required to build environments that are equitable, inclusive and anti-racist in order to foster a sense of belonging for all their constituents. We know that a diverse workforce increases innovation, creativity, market share and profitability. Designed by leading equity, inclusion, anti-racist thought leaders and practitioners, this certificate program will aid you in advancing an equity, inclusion and belonging mindset and actions.

Participants will embark on a journey to increase their capacity and competency in relation to Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (EIB) and anti-racism education and application, strengthen their EIB and anti-racism competencies and develop tools to embark on self and organizational transformation and accountability. This program is intensive and will be beneficial to persons working to advance EIB and anti-racism organizational change in their environments.

 The Transformative Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Leadership program will qualify for 60 hours towards the HRPA professional development activities required.

Please see HRPA Professional Development for more information  

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The Learner Experience

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Who is the ideal learner?

Individuals who are responsible for instituting and elevating Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and antiracism principles into their workplace to dismantle structural barriers and to increase the sentiment of belonging for all members of the organization.

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Who is teaching this program?

Courses are taught by industry professionals who are leaders in their fields. You can expect and interactive and engaged teaching and learning experience.

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What is the online learning experience like?

Humber online courses are designed using a common set of design principles: simplicity, usability and accessibility. Learners can also access support and tools to help them succeed in their online studies.

Admission Requirements

Participants will hold a post-secondary diploma or degree.


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Faculty Highlights

Jodie-Glean Mitchell

Jodie-Glean Mitchell

Jodie Glean-Mitchell has dedicated her career to developing educational programming in the field of antiracism, equity and inclusion.

In 2011, Jodie attained her Masters of Arts in Educational Studies from Concordia University. Presently, Jodie is completing her PhD degree in Education at York University. Currently, Jodie Glean-Mitchell holds the role of Director of the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office at the University of Toronto. Jodie is an award winning practitioner and brings more than ten years of experience working in the field of equity and inclusion. Jodie is also the Principal Consultant at REACT – Race, Equity, Advisory, Consulting and Training Inc. where Jodie and her team works with community organizations, government ministries and companies to provide education programming and consultations on topics related to race and racism.

Nancy Sims

Nancy Simms, M.A., ADR

Education is one of the bridges to equity. This belief guides Nancy Simms and her work in the areas of anti-violence, equity, adult basic literacy, human resources, and human rights. As the Director for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion at Humber College, Nancy’s principal task is to weave equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community. Additionally, Nancy is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she teaches Critical Race Theory to first and upper year law students. Nancy is currently completing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) – her research addresses racialized faculty and administrators in Ontario Colleges. Nancy has been a leader in the field of human rights, equity and inclusion for several years, and is often called upon for her guidance and wisdom in driving equity, inclusion and belonging throughout the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Nancy is a recipient of several awards including the Osgoode Hall Law School Adjunct Faculty Award 2021, the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women Award, 2016, the CAPDHHE Distinguished Administrator Award 2017 and Humber College’s Administrative Distinguished Service Award 2017. Nancy identifies as a Black/African woman born in Jamaica to a Guatemalan Mayan mother, Rubena Willis and an African/Jamaican father, Harry Simms. Nancy is the proud mother of Dr. Christopher McLeish.

Bharat Saini

Bharat Saini is the inaugural Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) with the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto. Bharat is responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives aimed at advancing EDI within the learning and working environments across the Faculty of Arts & Science. He provides strategic guidance and advice to the Dean’s Executive team on matters of policy interpretation and practice concerning a range of areas, including accessibility, diversity, equity, inclusion, freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

Bharat has been working in the post-secondary sector for more than a decade. Prior to joining U of T, he served as the Manager, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion with the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion at Humber College. In this role, he managed the Human Rights Program and provided strategic guidance on Human Rights and EDI related matters. He led the College’s Employment Equity Program and Co-Chaired the Equity & Inclusion Committee as well as the EDI Taskforce Access & Equity: Employees working group.

Bharat earned his M.Ed., B.Ed. and Honours B.Sc. from York University. During his M.Ed., his key areas of focus included human rights, competing rights, disability and academic accommodations, policy development, pedagogy and universal instructional design. He is also an Ontario Certified Teacher.

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Humber Continuous Professional Learning Business
416.675.6622 ext. 4174

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