Social Inc.

Hours
Mon-Fri 9am to 4:30pm (extended hours on Wednesdays 9:30am-7:30pm)
Campus code
FF
Room
G112
135 Fennell Ave. W
Hamilton
Ontario
L9C 0E5

Events

Daily Zoom Lunch Chats + Hang-outs

Join Social Inc. for informal chats about social distancing and community care strategies. Lunch chats are drop-in, so feel free to participate any time between 12 pm to 1 pm. 

Zoom links

Monday, March 30
Tuesday, March 31 - no meeting
Wednesday, April 1
Thursday, April 2
Friday, April 3

Racialized Student Zoom Hang-out

Wednesdays
11 am to 12 pm

Zoom link

Racialized student zoom

2SLGBTQIA + Student Zoom Hang-out

Thursdays
11 am to 12 pm

Zoom link

2SGLBTQIA+ student zoom

Email: socialinc [at] mohawkcollege.ca

About Social Inc.

Established in 2012, Social Inc. is located at all three campuses, providing a safer, respectful and positive space for all students. Social Inc. is grounded in human rights, celebrates and promotes inclusion while working to identify, prevent and eliminate discrimination. With the support of staff and many student volunteers, Social Inc. hosts, facilitates and coordinates events at all campuses in collaboration with other departments including International Student Services, Mohawk Students’ Association, Accessible Learning Services and Student Life. Social Inc. also hosts guest speakers, panel discussions and information exhibits on equity, inclusion and anti-oppression topics such as LGBTQ2S+ rights, disability awareness, addressing racism and gender identity/expression.

Social Inc. services includes:

  • Hosting equity, inclusion and human rights activities
  • Partnering with student groups and community organizations to support special events
  • Supporting social innovation campaigns
  • Providing opportunities for student placements and co-op experiences
  • Human rights, equity and inclusion learning sessions
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion library
  • Supporting Students Groups 
  • Assistance developing personalized academic strategies

Social Inc. is open Monday to Friday, with minor interruptions when events are being held. The room is accessible and we offer this space for students to relax, study, and participate in activities and events.


 

Diversity at Mohawk

On March 14th, 2012, Mohawk College held it’s first ever Diversity Forum where we heard from students and staff about their experiences with inclusivity and diversity at Mohawk College. For more information, check out the following report, A Sense of Belonging: Report on Social Inclusion at Mohawk PDF

Interested in Getting Involved?

If you are interested in starting or joining a social/activity or academic club, visit your the Mohawk Students' Association (opens new window). If you are interested in starting or joining a cultural or religious group, please visit your Student Engagement office.

"You can play" campaign highlights the diversity of Mohawk students and welcomes everyone to enjoy physical activities in an inclusive environment. You Can Play video

 

Our Message:

Mohawk College is looking to evaluate how we are doing as a community, at creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that reflects the diverse experiences of our students and staff.

We want to ensure that we not only provide services, spaces, activities and curricula that represent all aspects of our diverse student and staff community, but also that our campuses are accessible and inviting. We want to create an environment where students and staff see themselves reflected in our learning community, and in which diversity is respected and celebrated. Join the discussion today!

Wayne Poirier,
VP Student Services

Definitions, Words and Terms

Here are some helpful definitions we use when talking about diversity at Mohawk College.

Diversity:
The presence of a wide range of human qualities and attributes within a group, organization, or society. The dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

Equity:
A condition or state of fair, inclusive, and respectful treatment of all people. Equity does not mean treating people the same without regard for individual differences.

Inclusive Education:
Education that is based on the principles of acceptance and inclusion of all students. Students see themselves reflected in their curriculum, their physical surroundings, and the broader environment, in which diversity is honoured and all individuals are respected.

Source: Realizing the Promise of Diversity. Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy, 2009 PDF. Government of Ontario. (4)

Words and Terms

Labels hurt. Search the Canadian Race Relations Foundation glossary (opens new window) for the appropriate diversity words and terms.

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