Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group

The CAS & ACUDA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group (DE&I WG) was established to assess organizational inclusiveness, to ensure that any systemic biases or barriers are addressed and removed, and to report all findings to CAS & ACUDA leadership.  The group will work to embed a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of the organizations.  CAS and ACUDA value and embrace inclusion and consider it fundamental to success.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair(s)

Dr Dolores McKeen
Chair | Halifax, NS

TERMS OF REFERENCE

DEI Working Group Terms of Reference (PDF 735 kb)

Members

  • Dr Teresa Eliasson
  • Dr Patricia Houston
  • Dr Gianni Lorello
  • Dr David McKnight
  • Dr Miriam Mottiar
  • Dr Roanne Preston
  • Dr Mike Wong, Resident Representative
  • Ms Debra Thomson

CAS AND ACUDA JOINT STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The CAS and ACUDA Joint Statement on Diversity and Inclusion acknowledges that both organizations recognize and value diversity in all aspects of our work and the profession. Diversity is a source of strength that can only be fully realized through equitable and inclusive involvement of all. The statement promotes that every person has the right to be accepted and treated with respect and dignity. It is expected that all society and ACUDA Board and committee members, staff, society members and volunteers will model, promote, and comply with these principles.

Read the full statement here.