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      Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

    Our College

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Lambton College believes that every person should have the opportunity to live a full authentic life.

    As a College, we believe the rich diversity among our student body and the communities we serve should be reflected throughout our campus. As an educational institution, we also have a responsibility to play a leadership role in advancing the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our region and across the country.

  • Inclusivity Assessment

    To ensure we continue to focus on our own growth in this area, Lambton College conducted an in-depth Inclusivity Assessment in late 2021. The Assessment was conducted by a third-party consultant, Turner Consulting Group Inc. and included the following components:

    • A review of employment policies and practices
    • A review of student policies and practices
    • Consultations with students, staff and faculty through focus groups and an online survey
    • One-on-one interviews with senior leaders, human resources staff, and union representatives
    • Consultations with stakeholders in the college community
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    The goal of the assessment, and continued dialogue, is to help us better understand where Lambton College stands today as it relates to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. Based on the results of the Assessment, the consultants made the following Strategic Pillars and Actions to help our College create a more diverse workforce, equitable policies and practices, and a more inclusive work and learning environment. 

    Inclusivity Assessment Documents

    Virtual Focus Group

    Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

    These strategic pillars will form the basis of Lambton College's first Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Strategy (PDF). This Strategy will act as a road map for the College, providing direction on everything from our curricular and pedagogical practices to enhancing student supports, research infrastructure, leadership development, and organizational culture.

    Strategic Pillars & Actions

    Pillar 1
    We will Indigenize and decolonize our spaces - Executive Sponsor - Rob Kardas, President & CEO
    Pillar 2
    We will foster more inclusive, equitable, diverse, and accessible working and learning environments - Executive Sponsor - Kurtis Gray, Associate Vice-President, Student Success
    Pillar 3
    We will increase diversity of staff and faculty - Executive Sponsor - Spencer Dickson, Senior Vice-President, Strategy & Corporate Services
    Pillar 4
    We will develop inclusive curriculum and support the ability of faculty to teach students from diverse backgrounds - Executive Sponsor - Mary Vaughan, Senior Vice-President, Academic & Student Success
    Pillar 5
    We will provide more responsive student programs and services - Executive Sponsor - Kurtis Gray, Associate Vice-President, Student Success
    Pillar 6
    We will ensure that community connections and partnerships meet the needs of our diverse college community - Executive Sponsor - Spencer Dickson, Senior Vice-President, Strategy & Corporate Services
    Pillar 7
    We will strengthen research excellence through embedding Indigeneity, inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility considerations throughout the research process - Executive Sponsor - Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Vice-President, Research & Innovation
  • Our EDI Journey - Navigating Our Pillars With Actions and Intentions

  • Student & Employee Support

    As we navigate through this journey towards advancing the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion you are encouraged to reach out and talk to someone if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, upset or in need of additional support.

    If you are a student and would like to connect with a counsellor, please email counselling@lambtoncollege.ca.

    For after hours support, you can contact Good2Talk helpline at 1-866-925-5454, and talk to a trained counsellor.

    The Indigenous Student Centre also provides a host of supports for Indigenous learners and employees. Virtual Elder visits are also available by appointment for those who would like to talk or need information. Visit the Indigenous Student Centre web section for contact information. 

    An Employee and Family Assistance Plan is also available for all employees and is designed to provide critical and confidential support for people in a variety of areas and at many different points in their journeys. Visit mylambton.ca for more information on these benefits.

    Lambton College understands this is just the beginning of our journey towards creating an institutional long-term strategy that focuses on adopting best practices as a fully integrated student and employee experience strategy.

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