Welcome to the homepage for the StFX President's Action Committee on Anti-Racism.

To address the crucial issue of racism in all its forms within our community, StFX President Andy Hakin established the President’s Action Committee on Anti-Racism (PACAR) in May 2021. Since then, PACAR has worked to move beyond identifying problems to crafting a solution-focused action plan that advances equity and anti-racism across our campus. This comprehensive plan, known as the PACAR Anti-Racism Action Plan, was released in April 2023.

The PACAR Report comprises 43 recommendations across four key environments: Inclusive Teaching, Learning, and Research; Working and Organizational Environment; Living and Social Environment; and Community Environment. To ensure accountability, we have developed a robust framework to monitor progress toward these shared goals and initiatives. Furthermore, we are leveraging our integrated planning framework to facilitate collaborative work across the university.

PACAR is committed to transparency, accountability, and inclusivity in all its actions. Our mission is clear: to foster a sense of belonging, safety, and well-being for all faculty, staff, and students from historically and currently excluded and marginalized groups. To achieve this mission, we have formed Working Groups to focus on transition experiences, a Centre for Black Student Success, and religious inclusion.

Committee Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the implementation and evaluation of the PACAR Anti-Racism Action Plan.
  • Providing support and advice on institution-wide efforts to advance equity, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and other equity-related work.
  • Serving as Working Group Leaders or Members for specific initiatives.
  • Facilitating collaboration, coordination, and communication across all equity and inclusion committees.

Our efforts are in alignment with the StFX University Strategic Plan: Building Our University the Way it is Meant to Be (2023-2028).

For full details, please refer to PACAR's Terms of Reference.