The acts of targeted violence and hatred that our campus has witnessed are a testament to the discrimination found at York University. To advance true equity on our campus, we must recognize the inequalities endured by marginalized groups within our society and campus. The YFS recognizes the fundamental, institutionalized, and systemic nature of oppression and has created five autonomous Community Service Groups to provide resources and services in the hopes of helping to facilitate the advocacy of marginalized groups on campus. Community Service Groups also organize events and create safe spaces for students.
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Community Service Groups
The York Federation of Students (YFS) recognizes that groups among its membership are marginalized on campus and within society. In order to combat and eradicate inequities the YFS has created five community service groups. Their goal is to provide resources and services in the hopes of helping coordinate marginalized groups and providing them with the resources needed to combat marginalization on campus and in society.
The community service groups are comprised of the Access Center, The Aboriginal Students Association at York, TBLGAY at York, the York's United Black Students' Alliance (YUBSA), and the International Student Association at York (ISAY). In order to fully comprehend the scale of these distinct YFS Community Service Groups, it is necessary to understand the individual roles played by each group in our synchronized efforts to eliminate prejudice, hate and discrimination. Please refer to the sections on the left for a breakdown of each Community Service Group.