Indigenous land acknowledgement

We acknowledge the ancestors of the land and raise our hands to give thanks for welcoming us in to live, work, and learn within their ancestral lands. There are traditional stories owned by First Nations families that speak to the history of Southwestern Ontario. We recognize that these lands are shared traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Haudenoshaunee and Lenni Lenape families who once lived here to harvest the land for clothing, tools, food and medicine.


Fanshawe’s Indigenous Education and Student Services strategy includes a focus on building strong working relationship with all local Nations with trust, humility, kindness and respect for each other. We will remember each day by acknowledging the rich history of this land and to walk softly on the ancestral lands of the Indigenous peoples of Southwestern Ontario.


Fanshawe’s Institute for Indigenous Learning offers academic supports as well as social, cultural and recreational activities for Indigenous students. The Kalihwíy̲o̲ Circle, a key element of Fanshawe’s Innovation Village, will serve as a focal point for Indigenous students and communities to engage in research, innovation, experiential learning, and social entrepreneurship. 


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Supporting local communities

Fanshawe College is a long-time supporter of the United Way. Our annual United Way campaign, driven by a goal to empower people in our communities to enjoy their lives to their fullest potential, supports local agencies helping people right around the corner to overcome homelessness, poverty and barriers to education. 


A more sustainable Fanshawe

Fanshawe supports the stewardship of the environment both on and off our campuses. Our approach to sustainability is about more than reducing waste and energy consumption (though that’s important, too!). We are committed to advancing practices and policies that address the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social and economic – to help the College become both an agent of change for the community and a better place, now and in the future.


Learn more about Fanshawe's sustainability efforts


Welcome to EDI at Fanshawe

Advancing a sense of belonging for equity-deserving students, staff, and faculty at Fanshawe College, the Centre for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion commits to addressing and dismantling oppression experienced by racialized persons; First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities; persons with disabilities; members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community; and women-identified individuals.


It is our mission to achieve an authentic sense of belonging for every student, staff and faculty member within the College community by fostering inclusive classroom and learning experiences for our students, while intentionally recruiting equity-deserving employees and faculty.

What We Do

  • Seek to identify and dismantle system barriers and support equity-deserving communities at Fanshawe
  • Help equity-deserving students process experiences, navigate available options, and strategize about how to chart a path of equity and inclusion at the College
  • Strategically advance EDI priorities at all levels of the College
  • Sponsor events, speakers and action campaigns to create a sense of belonging
  • Provide equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression training and education


The EDI and Anti-Oppression Task Force

Under the leadership of Joseph Pazzano, director of the Centre for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Task Force operates as an advisory body to the President and Executive Leadership Team.  Comprised of over 30 diverse students, staff and faculty, the Task Force actively engages to dismantle systems of oppression like racism, colonization, ableism, transphobia, homophobia and sexism. In fall 2023, Fanshawe launched its first EDI strategic framework, A College Where We Belong.

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Contact Us

Belonging is at the core of Fanshawe’s mission to unlock potential. When we harness the power of equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) and anti-oppression frameworks, we unlock immense innovative potential for our work as a College and within our communities. We welcome you and invite you to reach out if we can be of assistance.


Joseph Pazzano (they/he)

Director, Centre for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


Troy Townsend (she/her)

Anti-Racism and Inclusion Specialist

All-Gender Washrooms

Fanshawe has All-Gender Washrooms available throughout the campus.

Learn more about all-gender washrooms at Fanshawe

Accessibility at Fanshawe

Fanshawe is committed to offering an inclusive and supportive environment for all people, at all times. That's why the College strives to provide our programs, facilities and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of everyone, regardless of abilities or impairments, and facilitates inclusion in all aspects of the learning and student life experience.

Fanshawe embraces the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its Standards. Our goal is to provide a barrier-free learning and working environment that unlocks the potential of students, staff and the communities we serve.
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How are we doing

Have a comment or suggestion regarding the accessibility of our programs, facilities or services? We want to hear it. We encourage you to submit your comments or concerns through the feedback form below. Fanshawe’s AODA coordinator will respond within five business days.

Comments or complaints can also be provided in person (by appointment), by telephone or by email.

AODA Coordinator
Fanshawe College
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.
London, ON N5Y 5R6
T: 519-452-4430 x4627 | F: 519-452-4481


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