GCAT Policy: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Developed by: EDI working group: Andre Hueniken, Virginia Andersen, Emma Johnston 2022.05.11
Approved by: GCAT Board 2022.05.11
Initial Adoption: 2022.05.11
Review/Revision Schedule: Every two years.
Revision Dates: TBA
Consistent with GCAT’s values, we acknowledge with respect the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabek Peoples, on whose treaty lands the City of Guelph is situated.
GCAT is committed to fulfilling its mission in an environment that upholds the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We seek to build an inclusive culture and we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.
We actively encourage membership and participation from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:
• First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples
• Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions
• Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination based on race, ancestry, ethnicity, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin
• Persons with visible and/or invisible disabilities
We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and we are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.