About Editors Canada

Editors Canada promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication. Our 1,300 members are salaried and freelance, working with individuals and organizations in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit, academic and publishing sectors across the country and around the world in English and French. Many offer a wealth of editing-related services to their clients and employers.

Editors Canada supports professional development through seminars, online training and conferences; promotes and maintains high standards of editing through certification and reference publications; helps in-house and freelance editors to network and collaborate; and cooperates and partners with related associations in areas of common concern.

The association is incorporated federally as a not-for-profit organization under the 2014 Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and is governed at the national level by an executive council.

Editors Canada is a member of the

Our members are also affiliate members of CHRC with discounted access to their training and career development materials.

Statement of Human Rights

Every person has a right to equal treatment from Editors Canada with respect to services, goods and facilities, without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

Each request for accommodation will be reviewed under the relevant code on an individual basis. Reasonable accommodation will be made, providing such accommodation does not cause undue hardship to Editors Canada, our membership and affiliates.

Requests for accommodation should be confidentially directed to the national executive council secretary.

Statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

In our organization, Editors Canada affirms the value of

  1. diversity (increasing the presence of people of diverse identities, like those related to gender or race),
  2. inclusion (creating an environment where all those with diverse identities are welcomed and valued), and
  3. equity (recognizing that identity-based advantages and barriers exist in our industry, as well as in society, and working to correct and address this imbalance).

Because part of the job of an editor is to see bias and root it out, we strive to acknowledge, welcome, and respect the differences of our members along spectrums of ethnicities, genders, sexualities, abilities, languages, religious/faith backgrounds and communities, ages, socioeconomic status, and levels of professional experience. We understand that each person’s identity is composed of multiple, intersecting factors that contribute to their experiences as an editor.

Editors Canada equity, diversity and inclusion resources

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