Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Breakfast


Date: Wednesday November 6th, 2024
Time: 9am to 11 am (Breakfast and networking starts at 8:15 am)
Location: University of Toronto Mississauga campus
Cost: Free


Why Attend

  • An exclusive opportunity to be one of 10 employers connecting with equity-deserving students and new graduates from all areas of study in a welcoming environment.
  • Promote your brand and diversity initiatives to our vibrant and diverse student community, and increase your talent pool by networking with suitable future candidates.
  • Participate in mutual learning through open communication, and inspire future leaders.


Who You Will Meet

The EDI Breakfast will be attended by up to 80 University of Toronto students and new graduates from equity-deserving groups. This includes individuals who face discrimination or harassment based on age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, record of offenses, and sex and/or sexual orientation.

All programs of study will be represented.

To help them prepare for the event, students will receive information on the attending employers and networking tips prior to the event.



8:15 a.m.Students are admitted; informal networking (45 min)
9:00 a.m.Opening remarks and sponsor keynote presentation (10 min)
9:10 a.m.Introduction of employers and alumni (20 min)
9:30 a.m.Speed networking; four rounds (60 min)
10:30 a.m.Open networking and closing remarks (30 min)
11:00 a.m.Conclusion of the event


Eligibility Requirements

The event is open to employers that have diversity and inclusiveness resources or programs to support their staff. Organizations of all sizes from all industries and sectors are welcome to apply.

Employers are not required to have job opportunities currently open in order to participate.

Each of the 10 employers will be asked to bring two representatives - a recruiter or hiring manager and a staff member from an equity-deserving group who will share the recruitment process, work environment, and overall experience being part of the organization.


Become a Sponsor

Increase your brand awareness, improve public perception, and provide a return on your investment by sponsoring this event for $1,500 + HST. You will also have the opportunity to deliver a keynote address at the start of the event.

The opportunity to be recognized as the event's sponsor is available to only one of the participating employers. Please indicate your interest when filling out the application form.


Previous Participants

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What Employers are Saying

“The event was so well organized from beginning to end, there was so much engagement, enthusiasm and interest from the students. Felt great to connect.”

 “Students who were passionate about diversity in their employer choices was wonderful. It was also wonderful to connect with other leaders in the DEI space.”

“The event was amazing! I had a great experience connecting with everyone. Polite and very attentive students with positive attitudes!”



Click the "Apply" button below and fill out the form. After your application is approved, you will be informed of the next steps over email.

Only 10 spots are available. Apply early to avoid disappointment. 




If you have any questions, please contact Vanisa Dimitrova at vanisa.dimitrova@utoronto.ca.