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2021 Alumni Survey Notice of Collection

The University of Toronto respects your privacy.

The objectives of the survey are to help the Division of University Advancement to better understand the attitudes of alumni and to develop data informed strategies in order to deliver programs and services that engage all alumni, build their connections with the University, proactively address systematic barriers to participation by diverse alumni, and improve equitable service and program delivery.

Participation in this survey is voluntary, and you may skip over questions or select “prefer not to answer” in response to the survey questions.

This survey is administered by the Division of University Advancement which oversees alumni programs and services. The collection, use, disclosure, retention, and disposal of your personal information are conducted in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and protected with strong security measures.

The personal information about you—which comprises information related to age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, Indigeneity, race and ethnicity—is necessary for the proper administration of Advancement programs and services in support of the equity and diversity goals and activities of the University. The University of Toronto’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Excellence affirms our institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment as defined in the Ontario Human Rights Code.

All data collected through this survey will be held securely and stored separately from all other employment, or personal data. Data collected through this survey will be used by DUA for the purposes of developing programs and services that engage all alumni and to support equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives in Advancement at the University of Toronto. It may not be accessed or used for other purposes except as required by law.

Only de-identified, aggregated information will be reported, whether for internal purposes or public/external use. Reports will contain no individually identifiable information. A record will be retained of who responded to the survey and that information will be kept separately from survey responses.

Only a limited number of designated individuals within the Division of University Advancement will have access to record-level data for purposes consistent with the objectives of the survey. These individuals are bound by strict confidentiality agreements. Record-level survey responses may not be accessed by any other individuals.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey, please contact

Thank you for assisting the Division of University Advancement in its work in engaging alumni.

September 2, 2021