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The Centre for Leadership & Diversity (CLD) is devoted to engendering, promoting and sustaining an interest in, and commitment to, leadership, diversity, equity, social justice and all forms of oppression.

Centre initiatives are intended to encourage and nurture activities that advance the cause of equity, social justice and democracy in matters of leadership and policy. The activities include:

  • Conducting and disseminating research
  • Liaising with schools and school systems
  • Providing opportunities for emerging researchers and scholars

The centre endeavours to forge a strong connection with practitioner-focused elements of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and those who work on schooling and education. Education leaders interested in advancing the cause of equity, social justice, and democracy in education are welcome to join. 

Members of the CLD include faculty from the Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education (LHAE), OISE and other universities, as well as students, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers.