Equity & Communications

Welcome to YGSE's Equity & Communications site! Here you can find resources that can help you navigate equity concerns. If you have any questions or concerns, you can use the contact form below or email us at ygse.equity@gmail.com!

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion (REI) (https://rights.info.yorku.ca/)
strives to provide accessible, inclusive, and equitable programs and services for students at York University. On this site, students will be able to access knowledge and exchange and education services, contact case resolution services with any questions or concerns relating to human rights, and learn or create institutional initiatives.  

 
The President’s Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
(https://www.yorku.ca/vpepc/wp-content/uploads/sites/310/2022/03/21-212_EDI-Strategy-2022-27_EN_r2.pdf)
has collaborated with the York community and  written a Draft Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy for feedback from the York Community. The EDI strategy, though a draft, reflects York’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice and sustainability. Students are encouraged to read through the draft to know their rights, critically evaluate their own values in light of what is present in the statement, and think on how acting on such beliefs can make York U a place where all truly belong. 

Student Counselling, Health & Well-being (https://counselling.students.yorku.ca/) is a student service at York University that aims to provide a range of health and well-being services from health care professionals, educators, and staff members to support student success, development, and well-being. Registered York University students are eligible for the array of services available, such as support groups and workshops, or virtual and in-person health education or counselling support at both Keele and Glendon campuses. 

 

International Student Support  (https://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/international-student-support/)
provides assistance for international students on how to navigate your academic journey at York University. Students can access professional advisors and peer mentors to meet with you and overcome any concerns and difficulties you may face, and specific support resources for international students studying at York. 

 

CUPE 3903 (https://3903.cupe.ca/)
is a trade union that represents the contract faculty, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and research assistants working at York University. CUPE 3903 aims to improve learning and working conditions of education workers at York University. On this site, workers can access resources, useful forms, and understand workplace rights and accommodations, benefits and funds, and file for a grievance if rights are violated. 

 

Coping with Race Related Stress (https://counselling.students.yorku.ca/coping-with-race-related-stress)
provides students with an overview of understanding race-related stress and various supports that aid in navigating the experience of being a racialized person in the academic institution. Topics include but are not related to microaggressions, self-care, mental health and allyship. Here one can find articles and  information that will be of support both on and off campus for those directly impacted and for those wishing to be allies. 

 

Group Counselling (https://counselling.students.yorku.ca/group-counselling-schw)
provides a list and links to various group counselling types. The aim of these groups is to promote awareness, create community and learn coping skills.