Create or engage equity committees and communities within your association to identify issues and advise on solutions
Whereas everyone is affected by the pandemic, not everyone is affected equally. Similarly, pandemic-related policy or practice changes have differential impacts. With the public health emergency limiting face-to-face engagement, academic staff associations should find ways to hear from various communities of members. Associations should ensure that membership surveys request members to self-identify. Results should be disaggregated while protecting privacy. Town halls or forums can also be held for members and particular communities of members. Standing or ad hoc committees and/or caucuses of Indigenous and equity-seeking members should guide this work of listening and advising on equity issues.