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The Pride in the CIC Member Resource Group (Pride MRG) was established in 2024 for CIC Members who have a common interest in advancing the rights of chemists, chemical engineers and chemical technologists who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ (“2SLGBTQ+” is an acronym that stands for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and additional sexual orientations and gender identities).

We welcome all CIC members and encourage you to take part in our events and activities, such as our annual Pride Mixer at the CSC Conference – generously sponsored by Gilead Sciences.

Mission

  • To advance inclusion and equitable treatment of Members who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ within the chemical sciences through advocacy and professional and educational opportunities.
  • To provide resources, guidance and support to Members by having information available on the MRG website and providing events and opportunities for mentorship; and
  • To liaise with the CIC, its subject divisions, MRGs, and WIDE, and to form connections and collaborations with other national and international groups to advocate for the equitable treatment of 2SLGBTQ+ scientists in Canada.

Pride Executive

If you are interested in standing as a candidate, please contact the Returning Officer.

  • ChairThe Chair leads the MRG Executive, and the MRG as a whole. They are the chief manager of the MRG and are responsible for implementing the purposes of the MRG, set the agendas for and chair the MRG meetings. The Chair communicates, on behalf of the MRG, with other organizations, government, and the public. They lead the establishment of strategic goals in concert with the rest of the executive and with consultation with the membership, and make sure they are actionable. Alongside the Treasurer and Vice Chair, they are responsible for overseeing the MRG finances.
  • Vice Chair The Vice Chair acts as the deputy of the Chair, support the work of the Chair, and act in the Chair’s stead should they be unable to act on behalf of the MRG.
  • TreasurerThe Treasurer is responsible for keeping proper accounting records, depositing and disbursing funds, and financial reporting to the MRG and the CIC Board. They head up all grant applications and fundraising efforts.
  • SecretaryThe Secretary organizes all Pride meetings (of the executive and the general membership) and records the minutes of such meetings. They are responsible for delivering all notices and correspondence to our members and the CIC, and keeping all the books, paper, records and other documents of the Pride group.
  • Media Officer The Media Officer is responsible for regularly updating the network’s social media profiles and ensuring visibility online. They manage the content and general formatting of the our website in a timely manner. The Media Officer collects and maintains resources and information relating to the 2SLGBTQ+ community that are made available to members through the website.
  • Members-at-Large (multiple) – Members-at-Large provide guidance to the Executive and take on specific roles as decided by the Executive. As we are a brand new group, we need as much help as possible. If you are interested in helping out but aren’t sure how… be a Member-at-Large!

Example roles could include:

  • Responsibility for the Pride Mixer at the CSC
  • Networking events
  • A seminar series
  • Student Engagement