Equity, diversity and inclusion in the research enterprise

Achieving equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the Canadian research enterprise is essential for continuing to generate the excellent, innovative and impactful research necessary to advance knowledge and respond to national and global challenges.

SSHRC is committed to advancing research excellence through our ongoing efforts to reduce the systemic barriers and biases experienced by women, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, members of racialized minority groups, and other underrepresented and disadvantaged groups, both through SSHRC programs and initiatives and across the numerous tri-agency programs SSHRC administers.

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Services and information

SSHRC-funded research on equity, diversity and inclusion

Social sciences and humanities research brings insights to complex EDI issues relevant to Canada and the world.

Tri-agency equity, diversity and inclusion action plan

The tri-agency EDI plan outlines measures for equitable access to funding and an inclusive research system.

Participation in SSHRC-administered funding opportunities

SSHRC collects and publishes data to monitor our programs from an EDI perspective.

Equity, diversity and inclusion in research practice and design

Integrating EDI-related requirements into funding opportunities advances research excellence.

Indigenous research

SSHRC takes a complementary but distinct approach to supporting research by and with Indigenous Peoples.

Canada Research Chairs equity, diversity and inclusion action plan

This EDI plan promotes transparency in the allocation, selection and renewal of Canada Research Chairs.

Recognizing diverse research outcomes

SSHRC merit review values research contributions beyond traditional academic publications.

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada

The Dimensions program works with postsecondary institutions to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in the research community


Advisory Committee to Address Anti-Black Racism

Exploring ways to promote equity for Black scholars in research and research training

Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative

Supporting community-based research on systemic racism and discrimination

Advisory Committee on Accessibility and Systemic Ableism

Exploring ways to make SSHRC programs fully accessible to Canada's research community

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