Our Commitments

OUR COMMITMENTS

At the Innovation Hub, we’re committed to equity and respect

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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Members of the Innovation Hub wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The Innovation Hub acknowledges the respective spaces we work and collaborate from, whether in-person or virtually. As we carry out our work, we visit resources such as https://native-land.ca to learn more about the lands where we work and reside and understand their history. We consult Indigenous U of T and other resources to continue our learning.

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ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

At the Innovation Hub, accessibility is not an afterthought — it's an integral part of who we are. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of ability, can participate, contribute, and thrive. This dedication extends to every aspect of our operations, from our physical spaces to our virtual interactions, and from our day-to-day activities to our special events. We align ourselves with Accessibility Services' vision for "a campus environment where disability is understood and embraced as a characteristic of human diversity."

We continuously strive to exceed compliance with accessibility regulations and guidelines, and we consider accessibility in every decision we make. Our approach is iterative and responsive, adjusting to the needs of our diverse community and welcoming feedback as part of our commitment to ongoing improvement.

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EVENTS ACCESSIBILITY

Inclusivity is at the heart of all our events. We aim to ensure our events, whether in-person or virtual, are accessible and engaging for all participants. While specific accommodations may vary depending on the event, participants can expect a proactive approach to accessibility that includes considerations for technology, sound, materials, and participation. Detailed information about our event-specific accessibility considerations can be found on the event page.

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PHYSICAL SPACE ACCESSIBILITY

We've designed our physical spaces to be welcoming and accessible. From the exterior of the building to the interior layout, we've taken measures to facilitate ease of access and comfort. For a detailed breakdown of our facilities' accessibility features, click here.

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DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY

Our commitment to accessibility extends to our digital platforms. We ensure our website, digital tools, and online events are designed and updated in line with best practices for digital accessibility.

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ACCOMMODATIONS AND SUPPORT

At the Innovation Hub, we embrace human diversity and uphold the dignity of every individual in our community. We're here to ensure everyone has the chance to fully participate. If there's anything we can do to support your full participation, we want to hear from you. Please reach out to us at innovationhub@utoronto.ca.

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YOUR FEEDBACK

We acknowledge and appreciate that accessibility is a continuous journey, and while we are proud of the strides we've made, we recognize there is always room for growth and improvement. We are eager to hear from you, to learn from your experiences, and to continually enhance our practices. If you have feedback or suggestions, please share them with us at innovationhub@utoronto.ca or by speaking to any member of our team.

ANTI-OPPRESSIVE COMMITMENT

Innovation Hub team members commit to being equitable and anti-oppressive and will prioritize the lived experiences of marginalized students. As such, any forms of discrimination will not be tolerated, including but not limited to racism, sexism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and anti-Semitism. Find more information on the University of Toronto’s commitment to Anti-Oppression and related policies in the University of Toronto’s Statement on Anti-Semitism and Racism.