Deadline (Expression of Interest): CIHR Advisory Committee on Accessibility & Systemic Ableism

CIHR has launched a call for expressions of interest to join the External Advisory Community on Accessibility & Systemic Ableism. CIHR encourages individuals who have diverse experience with disability or accessibility, including health researchers living with disabilities, leaders from disability communities, accessibility advocates, and experienced allies, to submit an application. 

The goal, as outlined in the CIHR Strategic Plan, is to create an equitable and barrier-free health research ecosystem and to support the diverse and inclusive culture that is known to promote world-class research. This committee will provide CIHR with guidance on the identification of barriers to accessibility within the funding system, including systemic ableism, and will help to inform the development of a CIHR accessibility action plan that aligns with the requirements stipulated in the Accessible Canada Act (2019).

Please read the full Call for Expressions of Interest: External Advisory Committee on Accessibility & Systemic Ableism for more information, including details on how to apply.

CIHR also invites you to read the message from CIHR’s Vice-President Research - Learning Health Systems and CIHR Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Champion about this important work and to share the news through your social media channels.

The deadline to apply is October 28, 2021. For any questions, please reach out to