Diversity and inclusion

Student Engagement commits to welcoming all members of the Conestoga community and offering programming that strives toward an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment. We promote a college community that emphasizes collaborative relationships that are based on understanding, acceptance, and respect. We engage all Conestoga students, faculty, and staff through education, programming, and initiatives to raise awareness, encourage discussion, and promote the inclusion of all students. We provide students with opportunities to develop advocacy and leadership skills while engaging with, and positively influencing our community.

Land Acknowledgement

One of our first steps of working towards an inclusive community is to acknowledge that Conestoga College is located on the traditional territory of the Anishnawbe, Haudenosaunee and Neutral peoples. Our community of students and staff therefore, works towards reconciliation by learning about Indigenous culture, where respect is a traditional concept built into the seven natural laws and seven sacred grandfather teachings.

Learn more about why we acknowledge the land and access elders, un-traditional counselling, and events with Be-Dah-Bin Gamik, a Place of New Beginning.

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