Diversity and Inclusivity Statement

The Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) is committed to promoting the study of ecology and evolution in Canada and globally, to raising public awareness of the importance of these fields, and to facilitating and expanding communication between CSEE members, policy-makers, granting councils and other stakeholders. Our Society embraces diversity and inclusivity and believes that all members, council members, visitors, and event participants deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and kindness and will treat others in the same manner. CSEE will not tolerate discrimination against members of any form, including discrimination based on age, cultural background, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental difference, political affiliation, pregnancy or parental role, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic circumstance. CSEE recognizes that all of our members have roles to play in promoting diversity and encouraging inclusivity in Society activities, including annual member meetings, council meetings, and through committees and to help ensure that voices of underrepresented communities are heard within our society. CSEE is committed to proactively promoting a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusivity through
implementation of our standing rules, committee work, and by identifying and tackling barriers to participationof its members.

Statement drafted by Julia Kilgour, Judy Myers, Jeremy Kerr, Sheila Colla and Jana Vamosi
Approved at Business Meeting, AGM 2017, Victoria

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