Justice refers to dismantling barriers to resources and opportunities in society so that all individuals and communities can live a full & dignified life.

Equity refers to achieving parity in policy, process and outcomes for historically and/or currently underrepresented and/or marginalized people and groups while accounting for diversity. It considers power, access, opportunities, treatment, impacts and outcomes, in three main areas:

  1. Representational equity: the proportional participation at all levels of an institution;
  2. Resource equity: the distribution of resources in order to close equity gaps; and
  3. Equity-mindedness: the demonstration of an awareness of, and willingness to, address equity issues. 

Diversity refers to differences in the lived experiences and perspectives of people that may include race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political beliefs, religion, marital status, family status, physical disability, mental disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, class, and/or socio-economic situations. Diversity is a concept meant to convey the existence of difference. Each person’s unique combination of differences contributes to their experiences in ways that can be both positive and negative. Diversity is not a spectrum or a measure. One person cannot be more diverse than another. Diversity is created when people who are different from one another come together, and includes everyone in the room.

Inclusion is an active, intentional, and continuous process to address inequities in power and privilege, and build a respectful and diverse community that ensures welcoming spaces and opportunities to flourish for all

Note: Sex and Gender and SGBA are enveloped under the +

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