Our Work, Vision, and Values

Our Work:

Anticipating and responding to the changing needs of families, livelihoods, and living environments through research, teaching, and knowledge sharing, which include policy-relevant and community engaged activities.

Our Vision: 

Through our research and Centre activities, we cultivate and connect with communities where all families, livelihoods, and living environments flourish.

Our Values:

In addition to the values identified in the 2017 College of Social and Applied Human Sciences’ Strategic Plan, the Centre values: 

  • Recognizing the persistent and unequal effects of colonization on Indigenous peoples and all living in North America
  • Pursuing reconciliation and decolonization through our works
  • Situating our interdisciplinary research within feminist, Indigenous, disabled, queer, critical race, and intersectional scholarship and community work, among others
  • Engaging in research that centres lives and communities
  • Modelling and strengthening equitable, respectful and reciprocal relationships near and far
  • Advancing opportunities for students and interested communities to grow, share and collaborate
  • Supporting the well-being of our members
  • Reflecting on where we have been and where we want to go together
  • Celebrating our collective successes

Read our full Strategic Plan 2017-2022.