Documentation & Resources

A compilation of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) resources to support employees of the CBG

CBG/UofG IDEA Resources

Department Policy or Document Name
CBG Policy on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 
The Office of Diversity & Human Rights The Human Rights Policy Document 
The Office of Diversity & Human Rights Code of Ethical Conduct Policy and Advisory Group 
Office of the President University of Guelph Anti-racism Action Plan 
Indigenous Initiatives Indigenous Initiatives Strategy: Bi-Naagwad I It Comes Into View  
The Office of Diversity & Human Rights Fostering a Sense of Belonging in Times of Crisis and Challenge 
Human Resources Workplace Harassment Prevention Policy 
Employee and Family Assistance Program Access to confidential, professional counselling for personal, family, relationship, and wellness issues 

UofG IDEA-related Courses

Course Delivery
Principles of Belonging CourseLink:
The Positive Space Training CourseLink:
Making Education Accessible – AODA CourseLink:
Anti-oppressive leadership and decision-making
Opposing Oppression: Building Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Competencies
Opposing Oppression: Applying Equity and Inclusion Lenses to Teaching & Learning
Opposing Oppression: Applying Equity and Inclusion Lenses to Research
Call it Out: Understanding and combatting microaggressions
Land Acknowledgement

These kinds of relationships require careful cultivation and recognition that they will evolve over time. We re-affirm our commitment to learn to be humble and to continue this journey in a good way.

We acknowledge that the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics resides on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We uphold the significance of the Dish with One Spoon Covenant and the continuing relationship our Indigenous neighbours have with this land. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our relationships to this land where we learn and work.

We would also like to acknowledge the traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples around the world, their right to self-determination and sovereignty and their relationships to all aspects of creation since time immemorial. We acknowledge the diversity of Indigenous Nations, territories, and communities and each of their unique relationships to land. Through our collective work, we acknowledge with great respect and give voice to all life on planet Earth and honour the sacred relationships between people, nature, and biodiversity.

We are committed to honouring and upholding the 46 articles of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We will engage with a variety of Indigenous knowledge holders to ensure a diversity of perspectives.