On February 9, Fanshawe College signed the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education, joining over 50 other colleges and universities across Canada that are taking action to dismantle anti-Black racism.
The Scarborough Charter represents a commitment to “meaningful, concrete action to address anti-Black racism and to promote Black inclusion.” Signatories endorse the charter’s mission, represented in four principles: Black flourishing; inclusive excellence; mutuality; and accountability.
At a virtual event celebrating Black History Month, Fanshawe President Peter Devlin signed the Scarborough Charter and also affirmed the College’s support of the Tri-Council Dimensions Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Charter, demonstrating a commitment to embed EDI principles in policies, practices and action plans.
“Black History Month is a time to acknowledge Black history and to reflect on the ways in which systemic racism still pervades our society,” says Devlin. “This is an important step in Fanshawe’s journey to advance equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism on our campuses.”
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