Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

At CNC, we want students, staff, and faculty to feel safe and secure. That’s why we are working to better include Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) in everything we do. We strongly believe that a mix of diverse viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds enrich the learning environment. We are working to better embrace differences, create opportunities, and improve access. Our hope is to create a space where all voices are heard, and all students are empowered to learn from each other.  

Strategy Development

One of the goals of the lhulh whuts’odutel’eh | Learning Together strategic plan is to foster collaboration, diversity, and inclusion at CNC. This includes challenging racism and promoting equity and social justice through College processes, practices, programming, training, and supports.

 We have retained Credence & Co., a Canadian consulting firm, to lead our efforts. The strategy development will begin with consultations with students and employees, including a confidential online survey, followed by a series of focus groups that will explore issues in greater depth.

The EDIB Strategy Development has been broken down into five phases:

Phase One

July - August 2023

  • Determine goals and milestones
  • Create a reference group of CNC leaders to provide input and protect the confidentiality of participants.

Phase Two

September - October 2023

  • Launch an EDIB Survey for students, staff, and faculty to assess EDIB gaps and opportunities.
  • Host virtual focus groups via Zoom 

Phase Three

November 2023

  • Host EDIB Workshops for faculty and staff to deepen understanding of EDIB and intercultural competencies and provide learning tools. 

Phase Four

November - February 2024

  • Create an EDIB Committee responsible for championing and taking action on the EDIB strategy.
  • Create EDIB Policies, Procedures, and Best Practices that are integrated into existing CNC policies and procedures. 

Phase Five

March - April 2024

  • Determine key performance indicators and measure the effectiveness of the EDIB training, programs, and initiatives taken thus far.