A message from President Lenton: Next steps in York's plan to address anti-Black racism, June 13, 2020

Dear York Community, Following the global outpouring of grief, anger and demands for change following the brutal death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, York affirmed its solidarity with those experiencing anti-Black racism and our commitment to fighting racism in all of its forms. You can read my statement here. In...

An update from President Lenton regarding the Initiative on Open and Respectful Dialogue | Mise à jour de la présidente Lenton au sujet de l’initiative pour un dialogue ouvert et respectueux, June 8, 2020

La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear York Community, Last November, our community experienced a deeply troubling incident at Vari Hall. As a University committed to creating inclusive, equitable and sustainable communities, we understand our responsibility in protecting the role of universities as places where rigorous and respectful debate...

The Community Safety Department works closely with other departments and community partners to provide services that ensure the safety of York's campuses.

We take a holistic and intersectional approach to safety that reflects the diverse experiences of members of our community.  We are committed to working proactively with the York community to build safe and inclusive campuses. Each of us can – and should – play a role as underscored by our message of “Safer Together.”

Building a safe community is an ongoing endeavour.  We continually strive to update our services and infrastructure to better respond to emerging safety and security concerns.  We welcome your feedback at safety@yorku.ca.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge our presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.