Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion Resources at York U

Posted by York & U on September 25, 2018


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York University strives to promote an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment for all students, staff and faculty. The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (REI) plays a large role in building a respectful, equitable, diverse and inclusive university community.

The REI provides students, faculty and staff with programs and services that uphold human rights, help give equitable access to opportunities and champion diversity and inclusion at York U. The Centre also offers resources, funding opportunities and training and events related to human rights, equity and inclusion issues on campus.

Did you know: REDI (Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) is another acronym that represents the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion?

People walking and talking


The REI supports and hosts events throughout the year connected to core issues at the Centre. This year they have three events, including Canada: Inclusion at a Crossroads next week from October 3 to 4. Be sure to review the list below for all of the events:

  • Canada: Inclusion at a Crossroads (October 3 – 4, 2018, Helliwell Centre, Osgoode);
  • Inclusion Day (January 24, 2019); and
  • International Women’s Day (March 8, 2019).
Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion's Canada: Inclusion at a Crossroads event poster
Join the REI on October 3 and 4 to celebrate Canada: Inclusion at a Crossroads!

REDI (Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Workshop Series

REDI Workshop Series banner

This Education & Professional Development resource is offered to provide training sessions to students, staff and faculty. REDI workshops provide an opportunity to discuss equity and inclusivity, especially related to (dis)ability, mental health, positive space, race, ethnicity and addressing sexual harassment. Every participant who completes 3+ sessions in the workshop series will receive a Certificate of Completion in Human Rights!

The REI education team has also launched a new series called “Human Rights in a Digital Age,” responding to contemporary challenges and issues within and beyond educational institutions. Learn more and register for sessions this year by heading to the REI website!

Sign-in desk for the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion

Inclusion Lens

Students, staff and faculty who host events on campus are invited to use the Inclusion Lens. This online resource is an event-management tool that helps planners ensure that their event is inclusive and accessible to all. The Inclusion Lens was developed in partnership between the REI and the Lassonde School of Engineering in 2016.

If you are hosting an event on campus, take some time to go through the various steps outlined on the Inclusion Lens platform. Don’t hesitate to contact the REI if you have questions or want to learn more about what they do!

Get Involved

The REI lends support to the President’s Advisory Council on Human Rights’ sub-committees that engage in pan-university conversations about challenges and opportunities related to human rights, equity and inclusion. Join one of the committees below to contribute to inclusivity initiatives at York U!


The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion and York University are working together to create an inclusive campus for everyone to enjoy! Learn more about the REI by visiting their website, attending workshops and by following @YorkURights on Twitter and Facebook or keeping up-to-date with the REI events calendar.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or tweet us at @YorkUStudents.