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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology is committed to being an inclusive, respectful and healthy place to work and learn.

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee, made up of staff & faculty members, coordinates learning opportunities & events in support of EDI, and identifies key initiatives to support and provide action plans for. 

The EDI Committee is guided by their purpose to, "Advocate for all genders, races and marginalized students and staff, creating a safe and welcoming environment on campus."



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Olds College is situated on traditional Treaty Seven Territory and Region Three of the Alberta Metis Nation. We recognize that Indigenous Peoples are the first peoples of our country and we honour and respect those roots. At Olds College, our goal is to foster an environment of mutual respect and trust among all learners. Indigenous students, along with members of faculty and staff at the College have expressed a desire to have spaces on campus that reflect the rich history and culture of Indigenous people.

Indigenous Olds College

The Black Canadas Scholars is a mentoring, advocacy, and empowerment group for Black students. It is one part learning, one part support, and one part leadership. The group engages explorations in Canada’s Black history, offers a space for questions and support, and encourages members to take their knowledge and experience out into the wider world to provide a voice for marginalized groups/people where necessary. 


Academic institutions are not always welcoming spaces for Black students because society has stereotyped Blackness as lacking intellectual or academic ability. The purpose of the group is to provide Black students with the strong sense that they, too, belong here. 

This group meets monthly on the first Tuesday or Thursday. 

To join, contact Bertrand Bickersteth, Communications Instructor.

As 'OC Pride', we will work as a Gender and Sexuality Alliance, striving to provide support, connection, social events, and education to all of our LGBTQ+ community members and allies. OC Pride is an informal club bringing together students, faculty, and staff who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ or as allies. Our goal is to provide its members with opportunities for community, socializing, education, and support.

OC Pride meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

Any student or staff member that is interested in joining OC Pride can contact either Keith Friedlander, or

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