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Social Justice

CAUT Policy Statement

CAUT is committed to social justice as a dynamic goal of all societies. Social justice includes, but is not limited to, respect for the human rights, democratic rights, Indigenous and treaty rights, civil liberties, and sexual and reproductive rights of all individuals, without discrimination. It includes equitable treatment under the law and equitable access to adequate and safe water, food, shelter, health care, education, and other public services, as well as to meaningful work. All individuals, groups and institutions have an obligation to promote social justice within a sustainable environment.

The absence of social justice both in Canada and around the world undermines the ability of university and college academic staff to fulfil effectively their public obligation to teach, research and disseminate knowledge.

Approved by the CAUT Council, November 2019.