Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA) Committee

CRIR promotes and supports the proactive integration of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) within CRIR culture and practices.

CRIR promotes and supports the proactive integration of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) within CRIR culture and practices.

The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDIA) Commitee oversees the development of guidelines and the implementation of EDIA principles in CRIR’s physical and social environments. Mainly in the:

  • Appropriation of EDIA knowledge among CRIR members
  • Integration of EDIA principles throughout the research cycle
  • Advancing EDIA initiatives in research infrastructures and teams
  • Enhancing EDIA in communications

The EDIA committee recognizes that the approaches of decolonization-reconciliation-autochtonization requires specific actions that respect reciprocity between indigenous and research communities and are complementary to EDIA practices.

 

dEfinition OF THE TERMS

  • EQUITY means that people of all identities being treated fairly. It means ensuring that the processes for allocating resources and decision-making are fair to all and do not discriminate on the basis of identity. This is to ensure that marginalized groups have equal access to common institutions and benefit fully from their socio-economic, educational or personal benefits. (Inspired from NSERC, 2021; Énoncé de vision sur l’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion de l’Université de Montréal, 2019).
  • DIVERSITY consists of the conditions, expressions and experiences of different groups identified by age, education, sexual orientation, parental status/responsibility, immigration status, Indigenous status, religion, disability, language, race, place of origin, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status and other attributes. (Inspired from NSERC, 2021).
  • INCLUSION requires creating an environment in which all people are respected equitably and have access to the same opportunities. Organizationally, inclusion requires the identification and removal of barriers (e.g., physical, procedural, visible, invisible, intentional, unintentional) that inhibit each individual participation and contribution. (Inspired from NSERC, 2021).
  • ACCESSIBILITY refers to the identification, prevention and removal of barriers to ensure that everyone live fully and with dignity and choice  in all aspects of life. Accessibility refers to measures that ensure that individuals, regardless of ability, have flexible and equitable opportunities to access the physical and social environment. This includes access to information and technologies, and other facilities and services open to or provided to the public. This definition promotes the principles of universal design. This involves the proactive integration of accessibility within the initial design of information, products, processes, services and environments. With equity and inclusiveness in mind, these principles enable any person to perform activities and achieve equivalent outcomes. (Inspired from UNCRPD, the Accessible Canada act and Rocque et al., 2019).

 

ACTION PLAN FOR EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY

Composition : Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee

ARCHAMBAULT Philippe, Ph.D.
CRIR Scientific Director
philippe.archambault@mcgill.ca

REZZONICO Stefano, Ph.D.
CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM)
stefano.rezzonico@umontreal.ca

ROBILLARD Chantal, Ph.D.
CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (Layton-Mackay Pavilion)
chantal.robillard.mab@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

VERDUYCKT Ingrid, Ph.D.
CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM)
ingrid.verduyckt@umontreal.ca

MARTINIELLO Natalina, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow, Concordia University (Aaron Johnson)
natalina.martiniello@umontreal.ca

JAISWAL Atul, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow, Université de Montréal (Walter Wittich)
atul.jaiswal@umontreal.ca

ALLEGUE Dorra Rakia, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow, McGill University (Sara Ahmed)
dorra.allegue@mcgill.ca

BOJANOWSKI Claudia, M. Sc.
Coordinator – Partnership and Knowledge Mobilization – CRIR
partenariat.crir@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

ROUSSEAU-HARRISON Kate, M.Sc.
Coordinator – Research ethics committee en réadaptation et en déficience physique (CER RDP)
kate.rousseau-harrison.ccsmtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

CORNEA Virginia. Ph.D.
Coordinator – EDIA-CRIR Committee
vcornea.crir@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

 

For more information or to contact the committee members, please contact us at administration.crir@ssss.gouv.qc.ca.