Véronique  Leduc

Canada Research Chair on Cultural Citizenship of Deaf People and Cultural Equity Practices 

Tier 2 - 2020-11-01
Université du Québec à Montréal
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research summary

As a cultural and linguistic minority group, people who are deaf encounter numerous obstacles and participate less in the civic and cultural lives of their countries compared to their fellow citizens. Dr. Véronique Leduc, Canada Research Chair in Cultural Citizenship of Deaf People and Cultural Equity Practices, is examining the main issues around the cultural citizenship of deaf people and cultural equity practices to support their full participation.

In the context of the Accessible Canada Act—which recognizes Quebec, American and Indigenous sign languages as the first languages of people who are deaf in Canada—Leduc and her research team are documenting deaf people’s cultural citizenship issues from their perspective. They are also working with them to build best practices in cultural equity and develop guidelines in the area of research ethics.