The Ontario universities are committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. To that end, they would like to learn more about their applicants to ensure that they are recruiting and selecting classes representative of the Canadian population and addressing barriers to a university education.
To assist them in fulfilling these goals, the Ontario universities are asking applicants to self-identify ethnicity, religion and/or spirituality, sexual orientation and disability and/or impairment.
Note: The universities you apply to may use your answers to:
- Identify any unconscious bias or systemic racism in the admission process and to monitor any programs implemented to address any bias.
- Inform you of specific programs, services or supports available to equity-seeking groups, in an effort to improve the availability of a university education for equity-seeking communities.
- Support the admission process. Examples include, but are not limited to, making offers of admission and awarding scholarships.
You may select the “Prefer not to answer” response option available for each question if you choose not to provide your diversity-based personal information. No program, service or benefit will be withheld should you choose not to provide your diversity-based personal information.