The Toronto Initiative for Diversity and Excellence (TIDE) is a grassroots service group consisting of University of Toronto (U of T) faculty members from across disciplines, with a focus on advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion at U of T. TIDE provides free evidence-based workshops, education and resources covering unconscious bias, racism, sexism, and other barriers to inclusion and belonging at U of T, along with recommendations on practical actions that aim to mitigate and overcome these barriers. TIDE’s services cover all aspects of departmental culture and the academic career arc, plus confidential counsel to academic leaders, staff units, and administrators.

Supports for some TIDE activities are provided by the Office of the Vice President & Provost and the Vice Principal Academic and Dean, University of Toronto Scarborough because of the important service provided to the University community by TIDE.