Our vision (with thanks to the Ontario Human Rights Commission)
We envision a Brock community where everyone takes responsibility for promoting and protecting human rights; where everyone is valued and treated with dignity and respect; and, everyone’s human rights are a lived reality
Promote inclusivity and prevent harassment and discrimination through increased awareness, education, and training for all Brock community members Provide the university community with a central resource for assistance in addressing issues of harassment and discrimination Increase coordination and cooperation between university departments and services to promote inclusion and accessibility Administer the Respectful Work and Learning Environment Policy and other human rights related policies to address issues of harassment and discrimination on campus.
HRE fosters an intersectional and anti-oppressive culture of conscience at Brock and beyond. We guide collaborative transformation through capacity building and systemic change. Recognizing we are all on a path of learning, we engage in critical dialogue to strengthen individuals and our community. Our work challenges the colonial past to build intentional inclusion and equity for the next seven generations.
We envision a community where everyone takes responsibility for promoting and protecting human rights; where everyone is valued and treated with dignity and respect; and, everyone’s human rights are a lived reality.
How Do We Accomplish This?
- Never forgetting our work occurs on Indigenous land.
- Working collaboratively across the University; transformational change cannot occur unless all participate.
- Supporting and encouraging pro-active measures – getting ahead of issues through discussion, education and changes to University culture.
- Through education – using customized presentations and workshops to encourage learning, dialogue and a shift in the way we do business, including anticipating areas of conflict and addressing these through discussion and education.
- By collecting feedback and data that allows Brock to be proactive in areas such as indigenization, prevention of sexual violence and all forms of discrimination and harassment alongside, support for anti-ableist and anti-racist initiatives.
- By developing common language around what it means to be an accessible, respectful, global, and equitable institution.
- Ensuring all members of our community understand intent and impact of relevant policies and procedures and through impartial application of those policies and procedures such that resolution is deemed fair by all parties.
- Celebrating accomplishments.