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Branksome Hall is committed to making sure our school community is a diverse, equitable and inclusive place to learn and to work. Our aim is to be a community that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion so that it permeates our institutional culture, guides our actions, and is reflected in our students’ and employees’ lived experiences. We also aim to be a community where diversity, equity, inclusion and restorative justice involve engaging multiple perspectives, critically challenging assumptions, and taking empathetic, informed and responsible action in our school, our partnerships and in the world.

We are collaborating across campus to support diversity, equity and inclusiveness, as well as community engagement and action. This site offers a range of resources to support our community in living these values. What is offered here is a starting point and will be continually updated. We hope that these resources prove useful and we welcome any suggestions of additional content to share.

Facts & Figures


What Our Community Is Saying about DEI

We are proud to have a diverse community of students, employees, parents, friends and alum whose views are valued as we move through our DEI journey.

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DEI News

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  • Martin Luther King III speaks at WAC 2023 as the closing keynote

    We Can All Effect Change: WAC 2023

    On Thursday, February 9, 2023, hundreds of secondary students, teachers and staff from across the GTA—as well as a global audience who joined virtually—attended the 40th annual World Affairs Conference (WAC), co-hosted by Branksome Hall and Upper Canada College. The theme of the conference was “Hybrid Thinking,” a call to strategize ways to work towards a better future.
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  • 2022-25 Strategy Refresh

    2022–25 Strategy Refresh

    We are proud to share the refresh of Branksome Hall's current strategy, which was first released in 2014. Our updated school strategy builds on the strengths we have honed over our 120-year history, positioning us to thrive in today’s exciting and complex context. Grounded in our core values—sense of community, inclusiveness, creativity and making a difference—we are dedicated to developing a new generation of student and employee leaders with the skills, insight and commitment to shape a better future in an uncertain world. Explore the strategy here.
  • Rachel Simmons with Principal Karen Jurjevich, Deputy Principal Amanda Kennedy, and Director, Well-Being and School Counselling Carolyn Mak.

    Enough As She Is: Rachel Simmons at Branksome Hall

    The Branksome Hall community was thrilled to welcome internationally recognized educator and author Rachel Simmons to the school on October 27 for employee professional development and an evening talk for parents and donors, as part of the Branksome Speaker Series on Well-Being.
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Community Updates

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Our Team

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  • Dr. Mira Gambhir

    Head, Research & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Shelby McPhee

    Coordinator, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Nya Daley

    Administrative Assistant DEI and Well-Being

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We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.

Setting the new standard for girls' education everywhere takes collective action. From all of us.