Code of Conduct

The CCNP provides a safe and welcoming scientific environment for all of its members, guests, and staff at all official events regardless of sex, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, perceived disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal or pertinent provincial laws. The CCNP will not tolerate any form of discrimination, racism or harassment at its Annual Meetings or any at other official activities.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The CCNP fully supports equity, diversity and inclusion: we believe that people of all identities are to be treated fairly. We support diversity of condition, expression, and experience of different individuals. We foster an environment where all people are respected, their differences are embraced, and they all have access to the same opportunities. The CCNP is committed to address issues related to equity-seeking groups that include, but are not limited to, those represented by race, sex, age, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodiversity, and socioeconomic status. In the spirit of reconciliation, we also strive to develop and enhance existing Indigenous relationships. As part of this commitment, the CCNP will build support across all aspects of its day-to-day function for developing and implementing equity, diversity and inclusion-focused initiatives for all its members, including governance, policies and guidelines for honorific awards, committee representation, annual meeting symposia, and all other professional activities.

Travel Bans

As an organization that embraces diversity and inclusiveness, the CCNP joins many national and international scientific organizations in supporting the scientists and students victimized by travel bans such the recent White House executive order that banned the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the USA. Thousands of students and colleagues from diverse countries, cultural, and religious backgrounds benefit from highly stimulating education and research environments in North America. Many of them adopt North America to develop highly productive professional or research careers. Others return to their countries and contribute to their development, thus making the world a better and safer place for all. Travel bans hamper these constructive and beneficial scientific exchanges between nations, and can only make our world more divided and dangerous. The CCNP strongly believes that science transcends divisions based on all kinds of stereotypes, and invites the construction of a reality based on facts, and facts alone, for the benefit of humankind. It is a fact that open science, through the free circulation of students, researchers, ideas, data, and discovery, is now a major engine for the advancement of humankind. Any hindrance to such advancement must be vigorously opposed by the scientific community and, hopefully, will be.

Black Lives Matter

The CCNP stands against racism, hate, and injustice. We affirm unequivocally that Black Lives Matter, and we firmly condemn all acts of discrimination and violence against Black people and other people of colour.