Mission

The Quebec Equity Diversity Inclusion Network (RQEDI) is the result of a reflection already initiated by the academic community within the Quebec Interuniversity Equity Diversity Inclusion Network (RIQEDI).

RIQEDI, a non-profit organization, is a community of practice. Its mission is to bring together actors from Quebec universities who have the mandate or the desire to promote and integrate the values of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within their institutions. As for RQEDI, its mission extends to other types of Quebec organizations.

Several working groups have been set up to work in collaboration with funding agencies, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) and community and research organizations on specific issues and themes.

RIQEDI is a signatory to NSERC’s Dimensions Charter and supports the equity, diversity and inclusion requirements and practices of the Canada Research Chairs. 

Quebec Interuniversity Equity Diversity Inclusion Network's logo

Goals

RIQEDI aspires to ensure that EDI values are understood, integrated and promoted in all spheres of operation of Québec universities. The community of practice allows its members to :

  • to learn and collaborate;
  • share best practices;
  • discuss issues;
  • create synergies.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the Institut de valorisation des données, pôle scientifique et économique (IVADO), the Chaire pour les femmes en sciences et génie (CFSG), the Chaire BMO diversité et gouvernance and the à l’Institut EDI2 (Équité, Diversité, Inclusion, Intersectionnalité), who have greatly contributed through their expertise to the development of the Network.

To learn more about how you can get involved in the Network, visit the Working Groups page!