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Welcome To The Centre For Leadership And Diversity

The Centre for Leadership and Diversity (CLD) was established in 2004 and is housed in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE. The Center is focused on Advancing the Cause of Equity, Social Justice and Democracy in Education

The Centre for Leadership and Diversity hosted its first Speaker Series on November 5th, 5:00- 7:00 pm, in the Nexus Lounge. The seminar brought together school leaders from across the GTA who explored what it means to lead for social justice and equity in Ontario. Our first series was an inspiring session. 

Faculty and students associated with the centre work collaboratively in the area of leadership focussed on creating greater equity, social justice and democracy in education. We continue to recruit affiliated members from school systems, other universities, and other education stakeholders and internationally. 


Solidarity Statement with Global Black Communities

Center for Leadership & Diversity and the Center for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies


CIARS and CLD Statement of Solidarity with Global Black Communities




Sponsored by Center for Leadership & Diversity and Center for Interative Anti-Racism Studies


George Dei, Njoki Wane, Lance McCready, Andrew Campbell, Ann Lopez

Moderated by Janelle Brady

MAY 26TH 5:30 -7:30pm





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    March 04, 2020
    Centre for Leadership and Diversity (CLD) Writing Group Session
    Mini Lecture and Peer Editing Session by Dr. Stephanie Tuters
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    March 30, 2020
    CLD: Focus on Research Series
    Title: The school improvement trajectory of ten schools in challenging contexts in England and the role of Multi-academy Trusts (MATs) in supporting
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    May 08, 2020
    CANCELLED: International Symposium on Transformative Leadership and Decolonial Praxis



<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/Janelle_Brady_?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Janelle_Brady_</a> for Moderating <a href="https://twitter.com/OISEUofT?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OISEUofT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/oiseblackfacultyconvo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#oiseblackfacultyconvo</a> <a href="https://t.co/Pb4135kVdZ">https://t.co/Pb4135kVdZ</a></p>&mdash; Dr. Ann E. Lopez (@DrAnnLopez) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrAnnLopez/status/1265452223540191238?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Faculty and Research

Research by associated faculty includes work on social justice leadership, inclusive leadership, anti oppressive leadership, teacher leadership,decolonizing educational leadership, and leadership across contexts including the global south. Faculty work closely with school and community leaders to create more inclusive and equitable learning environments for students. Core faculty interests also include research on access to higher education, the legal system and the impact on marginalized communities, issues impacting education locally and globally, teacher unions and the experiences of racialized and Indigenous communities. 


Faculty, graduate student, school leaders and members of the community participating in AERA  2019 Session

Faculty, graduate student, school leaders and members of the community participating in AERA 2019 session entitled Anti-oppressive Leadership in a Time of Rising Nationalism: Implications for Research and Preparation.