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.
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.