Committed to the equity, diversity and inclusion needs of underrepresented groups, CentrEau has implemented several actions in recent years as part of its EDI Strategy.
An Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Committee is tasked with supporting CentrEau's EDI commitments in water research and training activities.
A survey of the entire CentrEau community and a snapshot of the perception of EDI issues within the cluster was conducted in 2021.
A 2021-2026 EDI Action Plan has been developed.
See our list of useful EDI resources on the Toolbox page.
We use the definitions of the Fonds de recherche du Québec:
- Equity refers to fair treatment, including the elimination of systemic barriers that disadvantage particular groups. Fair treatment is not necessarily the same for everyone, but takes into account different personal realities, both present and historical, to provide all individuals with access to the same opportunities for the promotion and support of research.
- Diversity refers to the presence, within the research ecosystem and society, of people from different groups, which promotes the expression of diverse perspectives, approaches and experiences, including those of underrepresented groups. The FRQ value the contribution of this diversity to research.
- Inclusion refers to the establishment of practices that allow all members of the research community to be and to feel valued, supported and respected, paying particular attention to underrepresented groups within the research community and in research itself.