Jessica Lang
The role of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee is to help ensure a consistent, unbiased, and meaningful approach is taken when addressing the needs of marginalized groups in the wildlife profession in Canada. Marginalized groups may include those based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, and socioeconomic background.
CSTWS recognizes the value of including the richness of human diversity in our efforts to discover, educate, inform policy, and involve the public in wildlife science and management. The CSTWS welcomes all people with an interest in participating in wildlife and habitat research and conservation. However, the intersection of visible and less apparent differences, such as culture, spiritual views, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, unapparent disabilities, and other "invisible" factors nevertheless shape an individual's life experience and thus, the unique perspectives they bring to their vocation (The Wildlife Society, 2020). Participation in our profession must be broadened if we are to include the rich palette of perspectives and approaches needed to meet current and emerging challenges.
CSTWS is committed to the identification and removal of barriers to recruitment, effective mentoring, retention of a diverse workforce, and communication with a diverse array of stakeholders. 
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Committee Terms of Reference 

This Terms of Reference for the committee is consistent with the goals and objectives of CSTWS and TWS and the Charter of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness Working Group of The Wildlife SocietyClick here to view the current Terms of Reference for the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee.