Equity offices at U of T

There are many offices across the Faculty and the U of T that are committed to advancing belonging and justice for all community members. Below is an overview of all the supports that Temerty Faculty of Medicine students, staff and faculty can access:

Temerty Faculty of Medicine

We support Indigenous & non-Indigenous learners (prospective and current), faculty and staff in respectfully valuing Indigenous ways of knowing & being, in order to foster an environment where Indigenous People are welcomed & feel able to contribute & learn. 

Our Office upholds our rights as Indigenous People to achieve & maintain the highest standard of health & well-being, as based on UNDRIP.


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Office of Access & Outreach (OAO)

We create pathways for future learners & communities who face systemic barriers to connect with TFoM educational opportunities, with the goal of increasing representation in our academic programs.

We do this by centering the communities we work with within the development and implementation process of our programs. To do this work, we need to build authentic, transparent, trauma-informed relationships with community.


We are a hub that promotions transformative learning, advocacy, and collaboration on issues of equity and inclusion to current learners, faculty and staff, in order to advance human rights, justice, and active change in our institutions.

We do this through policy & systems change, consultation & advocacy, community building and resource development. We will connect and learn from community with cultural humility, and share with others on culturally appropriate, accessible, and wise practices in healthcare & education.


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The SVPSC supports students, staff and faculty who have been affected by sexual violence or sexual harassment access support, services, and accommodations. 

The FCO provides confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy for current U of T students, staff, faculty, librarians, post-doctoral fellows and their families of all types.  

The SGDO provides innovative education, programming, resources, and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity for students, staff and faculty across the University’s three campuses.  

The MFC supports the spiritual well-being of everyone on campus and provides opportunities for people to learn from each other while exploring questions of meaning, purpose and identity. The Centre’s facilities and programs accommodate a wide variety of spiritual and faith-based practices and encourage interfaith dialogue and spiritual development as part of the learning experience for all students. 

The Centre for Women and Trans People is committed to providing a safe, harassment-free drop in space for all women and trans people on campus. The centre provides free support, referrals, resources and advocacy on issues of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, violence, health and poverty through our workshops, events, services and programming. 

The ARCDO provides services to support University members in their efforts to foster environments that are intentionally racially diverse and inclusive through the advancement of equitable practices, education and training and the provision of complaints resolution supports on matters of race, faith and intersecting identities as guided by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. 

The AODA Office offers outreach, resources, and support services that help staff, faculty, librarians, and students with accessibility needs, such as accommodations and campus accessibility.

Indigenous Student Services/FNH provides culturally relevant services to Indigenous students in support of academic success, personal growth and leadership development.  

The University Ombudsperson is devoted to ensuring procedural fairness and just and reasonable outcomes. The Ombudsperson offers advice and assistance and can recommend changes in academic or administrative procedures where this seems justified.