Equity Diversity Inclusion at Mohawk

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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 contact Social Inc. at socialinc [at] mohawkcollege.ca (socialinc[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)

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

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


Definitions, Words and Terms

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.

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.