Results of formal review of institutional equity, diversity and inclusion action plans


As an eligibility requirement of the program, all institutions with five or more chair allocations must develop and implement an institutional equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) action plan. This plan must guide institutional efforts for sustaining the participation of and/or addressing the underrepresentation of individuals (based on the institution’s equity gaps) from the four designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) among their chair allocations. Institutions that received a Partially Satisfies rating can only submit nominations in which the individual self-identifies as belonging to one or more of the four designated groups, until the institution’s plan is found to meet the program requirements.

Plans must meet the program’s requirements.

The plans were first submitted in December 2018. They were formally reviewed by an external panel of experts, using a two-phase process. In each phase, the panel gave every plan one of the following ratings: Exceeds, Fully Satisfies, Satisfies, Partially Satisfies, or Does Not Satisfy program requirements (see scale below). Plans needing revisions in phase one had to be resubmitted and reviewed again by the panel. Institutions whose plans were rated Partially Satisfies or Does Not Satisfy in phase two have until November 30, 2020, to submit a revised plan. Institutions that received a Partially Satisfies rating can only submit nominations in which the individual self-identifies as belonging to one or more of the four designated groups, until the institution’s plan is found to meet the program requirements.

Plans and their corresponding annual progress reports can be found on the institutions’ public accountability web pages.

Table 1: Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Review Results
Institution Phase 2 Rating Phase 3 Rating (updated as available in 2021)
Acadia University Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
Brock University Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
Carleton University Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
Concordia University Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
Dalhousie University Satisfies Not Yet Available
École de technologie supérieure Satisfies Not Yet Available
HEC Montréal Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
Lakehead University Satisfies Not Yet Available
Laurentian University Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
McGill University Satisfies Not Yet Available
McMaster University Satisfies Not Yet Available
Memorial University of Newfoundland Satisfies Not Yet Available
Mount Allison University Satisfies Not Yet Available
Polytechnique Montréal  Satisfies Not Yet Available
Queen’s University Satisfies Not Yet Available
Royal Military College of Canada Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
Royal Roads University Satisfies Not Yet Available
Ryerson University Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
Saint Mary's University Satisfies Not Yet Available
Simon Fraser University Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
St. Francis Xavier University Satisfies Not Yet Available
The University of British Columbia Satisfies Not Yet Available
The University of Winnipeg Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
Trent University Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
Université de Moncton Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
Université de Montréal  Satisfies Not Yet Available
Université de Sherbrooke  Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
Université du Québec à Montréal Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
Université du Québec à Rimouski Satisfies Not Yet Available
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
Université du Québec en Outaouais Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
Université Laval Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Alberta Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Calgary Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Guelph Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Lethbridge Partially Satisfies Satisfies
University of Manitoba Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of New Brunswick Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Northern British Columbia Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
Ontario Tech University Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Ottawa Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Prince Edward Island Partially Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Regina Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Saskatchewan Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Toronto Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Victoria Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Waterloo Satisfies Not Yet Available
University of Windsor Satisfies Not Yet Available
Western University Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
Wilfrid Laurier University Satisfies Not Yet Available
York University Fully Satisfies Not Yet Available
Table 2: Rating Scale used in Formal Review of Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plans
Exceeds The effectiveness (or expected effectiveness) of the institution’s actions/measures is outstanding. The institution has demonstrated exemplary integration of best practices related to EDI when addressing this criterion. The institution can be seen as an exemplary leader in EDI in the management of its chair allocations.
Fully Satisfies The effectiveness (or expected effectiveness) of the institution’s actions/measures is very strong. The institution demonstrated very strong integration of best practices related to EDI into most aspects of addressing this criterion. The institution can be seen as a very strong leader in EDI in the management of its chair allocations.
Satisfies The effectiveness (or expected effectiveness) of the institution’s actions/measures is strong. The institution demonstrated an overall strong integration of best practices related to EDI into addressing this criterion. The institution can be seen as meeting program requirements with regard to managing their chair allocations.
Partially Satisfies The effectiveness (or expected effectiveness) of the institution’s actions/measures is strong in some respects. The institution demonstrated a solid integration of best practices related to EDI. These were integrated into some aspects of addressing this criterion. Important elements are missing and/or unclear.
Does Not Satisfy The effectiveness (or expected effectiveness) of the institution’s actions/measures is average. The institution demonstrated average to poor integration of best practices related to EDI when addressing this criterion. Important elements are missing and/or unclear.