About NAIT  

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Commitment to our communities

NAIT has adopted our first Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to serve and empower our communities. We are committed to fostering an environment where all people feel safe, valued and included. Our commitment is rooted in our promises and values – the starting point of our journey to create meaningful change.

Read the full strategy (PDF)

“A powerful way forward for our polytechnic”

“NAIT’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy represents a powerful way forward for our polytechnic and I am proud to champion this direction.”

Laura Jo Gunter
NAIT President and CEO

President’s message

Laura Jo Gunter

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Principles and commitments

We know we need to do more to eliminate barriers experienced by marginalized populations. Our actions will be based on lasting principles and commitments.

Our needs and aspirations

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Impact on our communities

We listened to our students and staff. They told us why building a more equitable, diverse and inclusive NAIT for everyone is essential to our institution.

What guides our actions

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Our path forward

We will make progress together to create meaningful change. We will continually assess, measure our progress and evolve.

What change looks like

Territorial acknowledgement

At NAIT, we honour and acknowledge that the land on which we learn, work and live is Treaty Six territory. We seek to learn from history and the lessons that have come before us, and to draw on the wisdom of the First Peoples in Canada. Only through learning can we move forward in truth and reconciliation, and to a better future together.

Connecting the Four Directions

Through Connecting the Four Directions (PDF) we endeavour to bring Aboriginal ways of knowing to NAIT’s promises. We believe in the essential contributions of Aboriginal people and communities. We acknowledge our responsibility to develop opportunities with Aboriginal people and to accurately represent and include Aboriginal cultures, histories and systems of knowledge relevant to Aboriginal communities and concerns. 

Get Involved

We are in the formative stages of our journey.
We know there is a long road ahead of us. Let us know how you can enhance equity, diversity and inclusion at NAIT.

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