Office of Inclusion and Diversity

What We Do

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) supports Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s commitment to Excellence through Equity, one of the three strategic domains of focus named in the 2018-2023 Academic Strategic Plan.

The University of Toronto's policies are important building blocks for advancing an intentionally inclusive environment. View the official policy on harassment, and review the full list of U of T policies and guidelines from the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture

Created and finalized in September 2020 by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, co-Chaired by Onye Nnorom and Ike Okafor.

Making inclusion and equity essential components of how we define and foster excellence in scholarship, practice and health outcomes.

Developed by community and for community, this event series aims to create a safe space for guests to (re)connect with each other as an introductory effort to building a culturally relevant community of support. 

Are you a Temerty Medicine learner with a great idea for an equity, diversity or inclusion (EDI) initiative? Transform your idea into action by applying to the EDI Action Fund to receive up to $500!

The DMP aims to connect U of T medical students or first year residents from underrepresented/minoritized groups to faculty mentors who are able to support and assist in educational and professional growth.

The iLEAD mentorship program was put in place to provide a peer-to-peer support program for first-year U of T medical learners from equity-deserving groups.

DivAC works to ensure that there are initiatives and strategies for inclusion, diversity and equity in place across the entire Temerty Faculty of Medicine with formal accountability to the Dean.

Read interviews and messages with Temerty Medicine community members that highlights equity work happening in the Faculty and marks notable dates. 

Please contact the OID at medicine.oid@utoronto.ca if you:

  • Would like guidance and support on EDIIA and human rights issues (e.g. experiences of discrimination/harassment)
  • Are interested in collaborating on an equity initiative, or are looking for resources
  • Have any questions regarding inclusion, diversity, or equity.

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge the land on which the Temerty Faculty of Medicine operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the New Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.
Aerial view of front campus, St George