The Office of Human Rights, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (HEDI) is an arm’s length office at the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) which promotes and protects the human rights of all students, and staff by building and fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive community. We do not advocate for any individual or group. We advocate for fairness and for a community where the dignity and human rights of all its members are respected and upheld.
HEDI’s independence and impartiality is critical to the sense of fairness and unbiased integrity with which the office must conduct its work.
The mandate of the office of HEDI is to lead the YCDSB in fostering an inclusive and respectful learning and working environment for all its students and staff by providing expertise, guidance, and advice to the Board, in order to ensure compliance with:
- The Ontario Human Rights Code (Code)
- The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
- All relevant Board policies and procedures
For more information, please visit the Office of Human Rights, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website.