As a learning institution, we believe that we have an obligation to our students, staff, and community to support human rights and social issues.

Diversity & Inclusion: We value and honour diverse experiences and perspectives, create a welcoming and respectful learning environment, and promote access, opportunity and equality for all. HLIC is committed to educating our students with the global community in mind. Canada is a demographically diverse country, welcoming all people to celebrate their individuality in a safe environment.9

The following are examples of our diversity initiatives:

  • First Nations in Canada: Language, culture, history and acknowledgement. At HLIC students will participate in additional First Nations language and cultural activities during their studies.
  • LGBTQ2SIA+: Support, inclusion, and celebrations. HLIC staff and students represent a wide variety of gender identities and sexual orientations and is a safe environment for all students. Students are strongly encouraged to learn about Canadian/global LGBTQ2SIA+ rights and participate in local Pride events.
  • Global Cultures, Ethnicities and Religions: Students will have classmates and teachers with an array of religious/other beliefs, cultural backgrounds, traditions and celebrations. At HLIC, we incorporate events and activities for our students to have authentic and educational cultural experiences. 
  • Politics: HLIC provides a safe space for students to learn about and discuss local and global political issues.

Human Rights & Dignity: We are committed to honoring the rights of all people to live with security, self-esteem, and freedom of expression and protest, and to have the opportunity to provide for their own needs and contribute to society.

Social & Economic Justice: We are committed to achieving equity, opportunity, and justice for communities that have been historically marginalized, recognizing that this is tied to fair livelihoods that enable individuals, families, and communities to thrive.