Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

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There is an indisputable body of evidence proving diverse and inclusive teams produce better, more creative and innovative science. ArcticNet now wants to share in the responsibility to promote positive change and cultural inclusion within its Network. It recognizes that the existence of systemic racism against racialized and Indigenous People, the impacts of colonialism in Canada, anti 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination, discrimination based on disabilities, gender inequality and any combination of these is limiting the full participation of many of ArcticNet members and partners.


Download the EDI Strategy here pdf icn


How this Strategy was built?

A first version of this document was prepared by a seasoned expert in strategic affairs and organizational Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training and strategies. In order to inform the first versions of this strategy, numerous ArcticNet members participated in surveys and interviews. The strategy then benefitted from the generous input of an external committee who constructively criticized and built on previous versions of this document. This committee is composed of Indigenous People, elders, youth, consultants, and researchers. ArcticNet wishes to sincerely thank everyone involved in the process.


Please consult the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Report for more details about how the survey and interviews were conducted.


EDI Strategy -  A living document

ArcticNet is sharing its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy to its members. This EDI strategy attempts to move beyond inefficient checklists and small policy changes that do not lead to measurable results and lasting transformative changes. This strategy sets a working, evolving framework for continuous improvement that amplifies the contribution and improves the experiences of diverse members of the network.

We therefore ask every AN member to provide us with their comments concerns or ideas to improve this EDI strategy by filling out this anonymous survey or by reaching us at conduct@arcticnet.ulaval.ca



Key Performance Indicators


ArcticNet aims to become a leader in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and is putting our commitment into action. We partnered with M&C Consulting to develop key performance indicators that will allow us to track and measure our EDI commitments. After numerous consultations, discussion sessions and a literature review of best practices, we presented the results of our work on June 16, 2021. If you would like to learn more about the creation process and the different performance indicators selected, we invite you to (re)watch the video presentation or simply consult the presentation slides.



To make this process as inclusive as possible, we are seeking your feedback on the list of key performance indicators that have been selected. Please review the list of performance indicators and send your comments to conduct@arcticnet.ulaval.ca.

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