CIHR Virtual Engagement Sessions for Anti-Racism Action Plan

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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is inviting members of the health research community who identify as members of communities marginalized by racism to participate in virtual sessions to discuss how CIHR can help address systemic racism in the health research funding system. The purpose of these sessions is to seek feedback on our proposed approach for CIHR’s anti-racism action plan to help achieve meaningful impact.

The sessions will take place via videoconference. Each session will be three hours in duration and have a maximum of 16 participants.

To express interest in participating in a session, please complete this survey: https://ca1se.voxco.com/SE/94/virtual_engagement/. The deadline to complete this survey is Monday, February 28, 2022. Please note that there are limited spots to participate in the sessions. We will contact you to confirm your participation or to inform you if you have been placed on a waitlist.

Please also note, in recognition of the distinct history, experiences and rights of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples, CIHR will be engaging with Indigenous stakeholders separately. More details will be shared when available.

CIHR and our External Advisory Committee on Anti-Racism will use the insight gained from these sessions, along with lessons learned from  partner and community engagement activities, literature, and international best practices, to finalize the CIHR anti-racism action plan. 

If you have any questions or would prefer to share input with CIHR by email, please contact: edi@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.