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Sheridan statement regarding planned anti-trans and anti-2SLGBTQIA+ demonstration

Sep 20, 2023
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A message of solidarity

Sheridan College is aware of the planned anti-trans and anti-2SLGBTQIA+ demonstration taking place at Queen’s Park, and across Canada in other spaces today (September 20, 2023). We recognize and respect that many within our community feel deeply affected.

We stand unequivocally with every 2SLGBTQIA+ member of Sheridan's community, and those throughout Canada and beyond who are facing rising discrimination and violence. Our commitment to inclusion, excellence, diversity, and equitable access is unwavering. By sharing responsibility for respecting others' rights and dignity, we can work together to actively remove barriers.

Sheridan’s campuses remain safe spaces where all students, faculty, and staff should feel valued, respected, and empowered to thrive. Expressions of hate, including homophobia, transphobia, and all other forms of discrimination, have no place at Sheridan. The safety and wellbeing of our community remain top priorities.

Rest assured that our teams are closely monitoring the situation today. For urgent safety concerns, please reach out to our campus safety and security resources via the Sheridan Alert app. Ongoing wellness supports are available through Sheridan Health Centre Student Counselling (both in-person and virtual) and the Sheridan Student Union. Further community resources, including the Trans Lifeline and the LGBT Youthline, can be found on Sheridan Central.

Should you need further details in any alternative format, reach out to equity@sheridancollege.ca.

Please also visit:

Sheridan Centre for Equity and Inclusion

Sheridan's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

Sheridan's Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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