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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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TMU recognized as the first to develop an institutional diversity data program to address barriers and increase representation…


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 Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion, Dr. Tanya (Toni) De Mello.

Dr. Tanya (Toni) De Mello

Mandate of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion

OVPECI will provide oversight with respect to the realization of the university’s ECI strategic initiatives. We will work collaboratively — providing technical guidance and support — to empower all members of the university to create a human rights centred campus. We work in partnership to reduce barriers to access and inclusion for students, faculty and staff and bolster an equitable and inclusive community-focused decolonized university that pursues its academic mandate.


We will assist in building capacity across all sectors of the university, assemble ECI expertise and intentionally guide purposeful action through the provision of:

  • Advice and consultation
  • Education and awareness
  • Identification of best practices
  • Human rights related services
  • Research and data
  • Support for the development of policies and programs, including for the review of ongoing policies and programs


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

Email:   equity@torontomu.ca​
Phone: 416-979-5379


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.