• Interrupt homophobic jokes or stories and say you don’t want to hear them.
  • Speak up when you witness discrimination against others.
  • Offer support to the victim. Listen carefully and respect confidentiality.
  • Speak up or seek help when you experience discrimination.
  • Some situations are best addressed publicly and others privately.
  • Become involved and work with others. Creating a harassment free environment is a team approach.
  • Encourage work and study environments to be places where diversity is valued.
  • Discuss issues of inclusion and diversity with children, youth, and adults.
  • Educate yourself about human rights.
  • Be aware of how your actions might intentionally or unintentionally affect others.
  • Think critically about the language that you use. Try to use gender neutral language such as ‘partner’ if you are unsure of a persons sexual orientation. Don’t assume everyone is heterosexual.
  • Be sensitive to other’s feelings.
  • Question the validity of generalized statements.

Contact Equity Services for more information.

In order to promote awareness, celebrate racial and ethnocultural diversity, and address issues of racial discrimination and harassment, , Equity Services provides proactive education and trainingEducation and training workshops are available to all members of the Carleton University community. Please contact Equity Services for more information.