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Guiding Principles for Best Practice

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by responding to:

  • the distinct rights and entitlements of Indigenous peoples, and recognizing the primacy of education, relationship-building, and reconciliation in advancing Indigenous priorities; and
  • the unique lived experiences and barriers faced by different equity-seeking groups and recognizing the importance of considering both intersectional and disaggregated issues and needs of these differently marginalized groups;
  • by acknowledging the role of power relations in systemic inequities, and working simultaneously to address personal, structural, and cultural barriers to change;
  • by promoting transparent communication, regular consultation, and meaningful opportunities for campus-wide engagement;
  • by building individual and organizational capacity, as well as urging senior institution-level accountability and distributed unit-level leadership;
  • by facilitating cross-campus collaborations and partnerships to elevate institution-level and unit-level priorities; and
  • by undertaking research, assessment, and evaluation to inform planning and evidence-based decision-making.