CIHR’s Anti-Racism Action Plan: Environmental Scan Findings and Virtual Engagement Sessions

Program Link: https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/52899.html

Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Description: Message from CIHR: CIHR is committed to fostering an anti-racist health research ecosystem that values all perspectives and promotes a more inclusive approach to research excellence. To achieve this commitment, CIHR is working with our External Advisory Committee on Anti-Racism to co-develop an action plan to address systemic racism across all aspects of the CIHR funding system.

CIHR is using a variety of information sources to co-develop the anti-racism action plan. We are pleased to share the summary of the findings from an environmental scan on systemic racism, and to provide an update on ongoing virtual engagement sessions to refine our draft anti-racism action plan. A summary of what we learn from the virtual engagement sessions will also follow on our website in the coming months.

We look forward to sharing our progress as we work towards fulfilling our commitment to removing systemic barriers from CIHR’s research funding system. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact: edi@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.