Population-Based Institutional Equity Targets 2021–29


Institutional equity targets 2021–29

The history of underrepresentation within the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) demonstrates that systemic barriers for individuals from the four designated groups (racialized minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and women) in the research ecosystem are systemic and persistent. Given the CRCP’s mandate to support research excellence and that being a Canada Research Chair is advantageous to the research careers and reputations of academics, it is imperative that all excellent researchers have equal access to the program. Equity targets are a tool used by the program and institutions to address the barriers to participation in the program.

Below is a summary of each institution’s equity targets in number of Chairs for the December 2022 deadline and their target percentages for each subsequent deadline in the 2024 to 2029 period, using the program’s new methodology and population-based targets launched in March 2021. For details on the program’s equity target-setting methodology, see Establishing equity targets for 2021 to 2029

Equity target results

In the spirit of openness and transparency, the program publishes the equity targets and results of its target-setting exercises, while respecting the Privacy Act. Results of the December 2022 equity target deadline will be posted in early 2023.

Consequences for not meeting equity targets

If an institution is found not to have met their equity target(s) at any of the given equity target deadlines leading up to 2029, they will be limited to submitting only new nominations where individuals self-identify as belonging to one or more of the four designated groups and where the institution has a target to be met for that group leading up to the 2029 period, until their equity target gap(s) for that deadline is met. Institutions that do not meet their equity targets by the December 2029 deadline will see their total allocation of Chairs reduced for an extended period of time. The exact methodology to be used for reducing their allocation will be published on the program’s website prior to 2023.

December 2022 institutional equity targets and representation as of June 1, 2021

Institutions with fewer than 40 Chairs allocated

Institution Name December 2022 Equity Targets (in number of Chairs) Representation as of June 2021 (in number of Chairs)Footnote *
Racialized Minorities Indigenous  Peoples Persons with Disabilities Women Racialized Minorities Indigenous  Peoples Persons with Disabilities Women
Acadia University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Algoma University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Athabasca University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Bishop’s University 1 0 0 2 - - - -
Brandon University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
British Columbia Institute of Technology 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Brock University 2 0 0 4 - - - 7
Cape Breton University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Carleton University 3 0 1 6 8 - - 10
Concordia University 4 1 1 9 7 - - 11
Emily Carr University of Art + Design 0 0 0 1 - - - -
HEC Montréal 1 0 0 3 - - - -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Lakehead University 2 0 0 3 - - - -
Laurentian University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
MacEwan University 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Memorial University of Newfoundland 3 0 1 7 - - - 9
Mount Allison University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Mount Royal University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Mount Saint Vincent University 0 0 0 2 - - - -
Nipissing University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
NSCAD University 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD University) 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Ontario Tech University 2 0 0 4 - - - -
Polytechnique Montréal 3 0 1 6 - - - 6
Royal Military College 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Royal Roads University 1 0 0 3 - - - -
Ryerson University 3 0 1 6 6 - - 6
Saint Mary’s University 1 0 0 2 - - - -
St. Francis Xavier University 1 0 0 2 - - - -
St. Thomas University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
The King’s University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
The University of Winnipeg 1 0 0 4 - - - 5
Thompson Rivers University 1 0 0 2 - - - -
Trent University 2 0 0 4 - - - -
Trinity Western University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Université de Moncton 1 0 0 2 - - - -
Université de Saint-Boniface 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Université de Sherbrooke 6 1 2 12 7 - - 16
Université du Québec - École de technologie supérieure 2 0 0 3 - - - -
Université du Québec - École nationale d’administration publique 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Université du Québec - Institut national de la recherche scientifique 2 0 0 4 - - - -
Université du Québec - Télé-université 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 1 0 0 3 - - - -
Université du Québec à Montréal 5 1 2 11 - - - 13
Université du Québec à Rimouski 1 0 0 2 - - - -
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 2 0 0 4 - - - 6
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 1 0 0 2 - - - -
Université du Québec en Outaouais 1 0 0 2 - - - -
University of Guelph 6 1 2 13 6 - - 15
University of Lethbridge 2 0 0 4 - - - -
University of New Brunswick 1 0 0 2 - - - -
University of Northern British Columbia 1 0 0 2 - - - -
University of Prince Edward Island 1 0 0 2 - - - -
University of Regina 1 0 0 3 - - - -
University of Saskatchewan 3 0 1 6 - - - 8
University of the Fraser Valley 0 0 0 1 - - - -
University of Victoria 5 1 1 11 5 - - 12
University of Windsor 1 0 0 3 5 - - -
Vancouver Island University 0 0 0 1 - - - -
Wilfrid Laurier University 2 0 0 4 - - - 6
York University 5 1 2 11 7 - - 11

Footnotes

Footnote *

Numbers of less than five are withheld in alignment with the Privacy Act. Representation data includes: all Chairs (new and renewals) who were active as of June 1, 2021; all approved Chairs whose terms were scheduled to start after June 1, 2021; and all nominees who were under review as of June 1, 2021, given that the program’s success rate is approximately 95% to 98% per cycle.

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Targets by tier and representation as of June 1, 2021Footnote *

Institutions with 40 or more Chairs allocated

According to the program’s requirements and equity target setting methodology, institutions with 40 or more Chairs are required to set targets by Tier 1 and Tier 2 for each of the groups.

Institution Name December 2022 Equity Targets (in number of Chairs) Representation as of June 2021 (in number of Chairs)
Racialized Minorities Indigenous  Peoples Persons with Disabilities Women Racialized Minorities Indigenous  Peoples Persons with Disabilities Women
Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2
Dalhousie University 4 4 1 0 1 1 10 9 - 15 - - - - - 19
McGill University 12 17 1 2 3 5 24 36 15 34 - - - - 24 52
McMaster University 6 5 0 1 1 2 11 11 9 11 - - - - 8 23
Queen’s University 3 4 0 1 1 1 7 8 - 6 - - - - - 13
Simon Fraser University 2 3 0 1 1 1 5 6 - 5 - - - - 6 9
The University of British Columbia 12 12 1 1 3 4 25 25 21 30 - - - - 23 49
Université de Montréal 7 9 1 1 2 3 15 19 6 12 - - - 5 18 37
Université Laval 5 8 1 1 1 3 14 18 - 5 - - - - 11 13
University of Alberta 7 9 1 1 2 3 15 18 13 17 - - - 5 15 26
University of Calgary 3 8 0 1 1 2 6 17 - 10 - - - - 5 26
University of Manitoba 3 5 0 1 1 1 5 13 - 11 - - - - 7 15
University of Ottawa 6 4 0 1 1 2 11 10 7 6 - - - - 10 17
University of Toronto 20 25 2 2 6 7 42 50 34 39 - 5 11 6 49 81
University of Waterloo 5 5 1 0 1 2 10 11 7 - - - - 5 6 13
Western University 5 5 1 0 2 1 11 11 11 9 - - - - 11 16

Footnotes

Footnote *

Numbers of less than five are withheld in alignment with the Privacy Act. Representation data includes: all Chairs (new and renewals) who were active as of June 1, 2021; all approved Chairs whose terms were scheduled to start after June 1, 2021; and all nominees who were under review as of June 1, 2021, given that the program’s success rate is approximately 95% to 98% per cycle.

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Target percentages for the December 2024, December 2027 and December 2029 equity target deadlines

Two years prior to each deadline, the percentages outlined in the tables below will be used to set equity targets in number of Chairs based on the number of active Chairs the institution has at the time. See the target-setting methodology for more details.

Institutions with fewer than 40 Chairs allocatedFootnote *

Institution December 2025 December 2027 December 2029
Racialized Minorities (%) Indigenous  Peoples (%) Persons with Disabilities (%) Women (%) Racialized Minorities (%) Indigenous  Peoples (%) Persons with Disabilities (%) Women (%) Racialized Minorities (%) Indigenous  Peoples (%) Persons with Disabilities (%) Women (%)
Acadia University 0.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 48.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Algoma University 17.5 2.3 5.3 37.0 19.9 3.5 6.3 44.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
Athabasca University 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 44.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Bishop’s University 18.5 0.0 0.0 41.0 20.2 0.0 0.0 46.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Brandon University 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 44.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
British Columbia Institute of Technology 0.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 48.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Brock University 18.5 0.0 0.0 41.0 20.2 0.0 0.0 46.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Cape Breton University 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 48.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Carleton University 17.5 0.0 5.3 37.0 19.9 0.0 6.3 44.0 22.0 0.0 7.5 50.9
Concordia University 18.5 3.0 5.7 41.0 20.2 4.0 6.6 46.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
Emily Carr University of Art + Design 0.0 0.0 0.0 41.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
HEC Montréal 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Kwantlen Polytechnic University 0.0 0.0 0.0 41.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Lakehead University 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 19.9 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Laurentian University 0.0 0.0 0.0 41.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
MacEwan University 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Memorial University of Newfoundland 18.5 3.0 5.7 41.0 20.2 4.0 6.6 46.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
Mount Allison University 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 44.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Mount Royal University 0.0 0.0 0.0 45.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Mount Saint Vincent University 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Nipissing University 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 44.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
NSCAD University 0.0 0.0 0.0 41.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD University) 0.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 48.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Ontario Tech University 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 19.9 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
Polytechnique Montréal 17.5 0.0 5.3 37.0 20.0 0.0 6.3 44.0 22.0 0.0 7.5 50.9
Royal Military College 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 44.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Royal Roads University 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
Ryerson University 17.5 0.0 5.3 37.0 19.9 0.0 6.3 44.0 22.0 0.0 7.5 50.9
Saint Mary’s University 19.0 0.0 0.0 41.0 20.2 0.0 0.0 46.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
St. Francis Xavier University 19.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 21.0 0.0 0.0 48.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
St. Thomas University 0.0 0.0 0.0 41.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
The King’s University 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
The University of Winnipeg 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Thompson Rivers University 19.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 51.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Trent University 18.5 0.0 0.0 41.0 20.2 0.0 0.0 46.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Trinity Western University 0.0 0.0 0.0 41.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
Université de Moncton 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 20.2 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Université de Saint-Boniface 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Université de Sherbrooke 17.5 2.3 5.3 37.0 20.0 3.5 6.3 44.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
Université du Québec - École de technologie supérieure 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
Université du Québec - École nationale d’administration publique 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Université du Québec - Institut national de la recherche scientifique 18.5 0.0 0.0 41.0 20.2 0.0 0.0 46.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Université du Québec - Télé-université 0.0 0.0 0.0 41.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 19.0 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
Université du Québec à Montréal 19.0 3.0 6.0 41.0 21.0 4.0 7.0 46.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
Université du Québec à Rimouski 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 20.2 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 19.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 21.0 0.0 0.0 48.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
Université du Québec en Outaouais 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 19.9 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
University of Guelph 22.0 5.0 7.5 50.9 22.0 5.0 7.5 50.9 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
University of Lethbridge 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 19.9 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
University of New Brunswick 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 19.9 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
University of Northern British Columbia 18.5 0.0 0.0 41.0 20.2 0.0 0.0 46.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
University of Prince Edward Island 17.5 0.0 0.0 46.0 19.9 0.0 0.0 50.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
University of Regina 19.0 0.0 0.0 41.0 21.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
University of Saskatchewan 17.5 0.0 5.3 41.0 19.9 0.0 6.3 46.0 22.0 0.0 7.5 50.9
University of the Fraser Valley 0.0 0.0 0.0 37.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
University of Victoria 17.5 4.0 5.3 40.0 20.2 4.5 6.3 45.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9
University of Windsor 17.5 0.0 0.0 37.0 19.9 0.0 0.0 44.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Vancouver Island University 0.0 0.0 0.0 46.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 48.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
Wilfrid Laurier University 18.5 0.0 0.0 41.0 20.2 0.0 0.0 46.0 22.0 0.0 0.0 50.9
York University 19.0 3.2 6.3 46.0 21.0 4.1 7.0 48.0 22.0 4.9 7.5 50.9

Footnotes

Footnote *

Where a zero appears in the table, it means that the institution does not have an equity target for that group because their number of active Chairs, at the time the equity targets were set, was too low.

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Equity target percentages for the December 2024, December 2027 and December 2029 deadlines by tier

Institutions with 40 or more Chairs allocated

Institution December 2025 December 2027 December 2029
Racialized Minorities (%) Indigenous  Peoples (%) Persons with Disabilities (%) Women (%) Racialized Minorities (%) Indigenous  Peoples (%) Persons with Disabilities (%) Women (%) Racialized Minorities (%) Indigenous  Peoples (%) Persons with Disabilities (%) Women (%)
Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 1 Tier 2
Dalhousie University 18.5 18.5 3.0 3.0 5.3 5.3 41.0 41.0 20.2 20.2 4.0 4.0 6.3 6.3 46.0 46.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
McGill University 17.5 17.5 2.3 2.3 5.3 5.3 37.0 37.0 19.9 19.9 3.5 3.5 6.3 6.3 44.0 44.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
McMaster University 17.5 17.5 2.3 2.3 5.3 5.3 37.0 37.0 19.9 19.9 3.5 3.5 6.3 6.3 44.0 44.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
Queen’s University 17.5 17.5 2.3 2.3 5.3 5.3 37.0 37.0 19.9 19.9 3.5 3.5 6.3 6.3 44.0 44.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
Simon Fraser University 17.5 17.5 2.3 2.3 5.3 5.3 37.0 37.0 19.9 19.9 3.5 3.5 6.3 6.3 44.0 44.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
The University of British Columbia 17.5 17.5 2.5 2.5 5.3 5.3 37.0 37.0 19.9 19.9 3.5 3.5 6.3 6.3 44.0 44.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
Université de Montréal 17.5 17.5 2.3 2.3 5.3 5.3 37.0 37.0 20.0 20.0 3.5 3.5 6.3 6.3 44.0 44.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
Université Laval 19.0 19.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 6.0 50.0 50.0 20.0 20.0 3.5 3.5 6.5 6.5 50.0 50.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
University of Alberta 18.5 18.5 3.0 3.0 5.7 5.7 41.0 41.0 20.2 20.2 4.0 4.0 6.6 6.6 46.0 46.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
University of Calgary 17.5 17.5 2.3 2.3 5.3 5.3 37.0 37.0 19.9 19.9 3.5 3.5 6.3 6.3 44.0 44.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
University of Manitoba 19.0 19.0 3.2 3.2 6.3 6.3 46.0 46.0 21.0 21.0 4.1 4.1 7.0 7.0 48.0 48.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
University of Ottawa 17.5 17.5 2.3 2.3 5.3 5.3 37.0 37.0 19.9 19.9 3.5 3.5 6.3 6.3 44.0 44.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
University of Toronto 17.5 17.5 2.3 2.3 5.3 5.3 37.0 37.0 19.9 19.9 3.5 3.5 6.3 6.3 44.0 44.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
University of Waterloo 17.5 17.5 2.3 2.3 5.3 5.3 37.0 37.0 19.9 19.9 3.5 3.5 6.3 6.3 44.0 44.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9
Western University 18.5 18.5 3.0 3.0 5.7 5.7 41.0 41.0 20.2 20.2 4.0 4.0 6.6 6.6 46.0 46.0 22.0 22.0 4.9 4.9 7.5 7.5 50.9 50.9