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Indigenous Hiring at

Toronto Metropolitan University

Toronto Metropolitan University is making an effort to increase our number of Indigenous employees to reflect the diversity of our student population and the community around us. We recognize that the talents of diverse people drive innovation and help make TMU a great place to study and work. For this reason, we are strengthening our outreach activities and partnering with community organizations, so we can attract people like you to contribute to the success of the University. TMU is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Fact: 70,000 Indigenous people reside in the Greater Toronto Area (2013).

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Based on the four directions (north, east, south and west) and their corresponding dimensions (mind, spirit, emotion and body), this image represents the university’s commitment to Indigenous employees.

Proudly diverse, intentionally inclusive

The mandate of Toronto Met’s Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI) is to maintain a visible presence for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and Indigenous values and experience as integral components across all teaching, learning, research, service and administrative functions of the university, while addressing the range of systemic barriers at Toronto Met. The OVPECI is led by Interim Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion, Dr. Anver Saloojee.

How we can support your commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Our team can help you to strategize the ways that you can respond, build, adapt and enhance how you learn, teach and work to further reflect Toronto Met’s values of equity, diversity and inclusion. In particular, we support students experiencing any difficulties in the classroom (virtual or in-person), including barriers to full participation and inclusion. 

We encourage you to get in touch if you are seeking:

  • Culturally-supportive student support for First Nations, Inuit, Metis, Canadian Indigenous students (or those who identify by nation or community).
  • Strategies to enhance the inclusion of students, faculty and staff with disabilities.
  • Coaching, advice and consultation to help you respond to human rights concerns, as well as the investigation and alternative resolutions of complaints.
  • Educational programming, including community events and workshops, to engage with topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Educational training opportunities to increase your team’s understanding of the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Equity data and diversity resources to help you plan and make decisions with intention.


For more information about Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion, please contact:

Email: equity@ryerson.ca
Phone: 416-979-5379
Email: TMU@GoToCareers.ca


Indigenous Employee Inclusion

Our Academic Plan outlines respect for Indigenous perspectives as one of its primary values. As an employer, this means embracing Indigenous faculty and staff, and increasing Indigenous representation to reflect the diversity of our students and the community around us.

We recognize that the talents of diverse Indigenous people will drive innovation and help make the university a great place to study and work. We are continuously strengthening our community outreach activities and partnering with varied organizations to attract Indigenous people to apply to work at the university and contribute to the university’s success.

We offer:

  • Space for using traditional medicines
  • A campus Elder (Ke Shay Hayo) and Senior Advisor – Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
  • A traditional counsellor at RASS
  • A First Nations, Métis and Inuit community group
  • We are surrounded by a vibrant Indigenous community


Holistic Indigenous HR Inclusion Strategy

  • Provide expertise to hiring committees in the recruiting, hiring and retention of Indigenous faculty and staff.
  • Increased outreach and the awareness of Indigenous employment-related issues of both historical and contemporary realities along with cultural knowledge which affects the recruitment and retention of Indigenous people’s.
  • Empower, support and coach Indigenous candidates in the application, interview and hiring process for faculty and staffing opportunities.
  • Develop and Implement Seminars and Presentations for Conferences, Human Resource courses, Employers, and Department Head Committees.