The University of Toronto strives to be a workplace that is inclusive and welcoming for all members of our community. Workplace incivility, harassment and discrimination take many forms, all of which are unacceptable and unwelcome at the University of Toronto.
All University of Toronto faculty, librarians, and staff work under a common set of workplace conduct policies and guidelines, as set out below. These workplace policies and guidelines are available online:
- Policy with Respect to Workplace Harassment and the associated Workplace Harassment Program guidelines:
- Policy with Respect to Workplace Violence and the associated Workplace Violence Program.
- Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
These policies and guidelines set out the University’s expectations of behavior and conduct, and outline the processes used when community members bring forward concerns and complaints.
Raising a Concern or Complaint
If you are experiencing workplace incivility, harassment or discrimination of any kind with the exception of sexual violence or sexual harassment, you may raise it with the University by contacting any of the University’s 13 Divisional HR Offices or any of the University’s Equity offices across the St. George, UTM, and UTSC campuses. You may approach whichever HR office or any HR & Equity Professional you are most comfortable speaking with; you are not required to speak with your local Divisional HR Office. A list of offices and their contact information is set out below.
If you are experiencing sexual violence or sexual harassment in the workplace, you may raise it with the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre. The contact information for this office is also listed below.
|Divisional HR Offices:
|Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Officeemail@example.com
|Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO)||firstname.lastname@example.org
|Community Safety Office||Phone: 416.978.1485|
|Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office
|Equity & Diversity Office
|Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO)||email@example.com
|Sexual Violence Prevention & Supportfirstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage anyone who is concerned about someone’s conduct toward them in the workplace to reach out to one of the resources listed above, or to contact their Divisional HR Representative for more information on other available supports.
The University provides training on workplace harassment to all employees as part of its Basic Health and Safety Awareness Training. All current employees are required to have taken this training, which is updated from time to time. If you have not taken the training, or if you would like to refresh your training, you may do so at ehs.utoronto.ca/training/my-ehs-training.
Additional training on issues of harassment and discrimination is available on the SuccessFactors Learning system or by contacting any of the offices listed above.
In addition to the resources provided by our Divisional HR Offices and Equity Offices, appointed staff and faculty have access to the Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP), offered through Homewood Health. This is a free, confidential, counselling service available for staff, faculty, and their families whenever they need it. You can reach out to Homewood Health directly at any time by calling 1-800-663-1142. Information on the program is available on the HR & Equity website.