Réseau de Savoir sur l’Équité | Equity Knowledge Network (RSEKN)

To access the RSEKN's website, please visit: www.rsekn.ca.

Réseau de Savoir sur l’Équité | Equity Knowledge Network (RSEKN), hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education and the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS), is a provincial multi-stakeholder bilingual knowledge mobilization network that brings equity innovators together in order to stimulate activities and support product development that can be used to break down current systemic barriers to children and youth from marginalized groups.


RSEKN will support communities of practice, face-to-face and virtually, bringing together those who share a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive education from across Ontario diversity.

Priority Areas


Refugee & Newcomer

Gender & Sexuality

Education for Students
with Disabilities

Minority Language Education
in Pluralist Contexts

Income Inequality
& Poverty

RSEKN 6 Priority Areas and Map of Regional Teams & Team Leads

Our intended audience includes students, families, teacher candidates, teachers, educators, researchers, administrators, school board personnel, policy makers, professional associations and community groups.

We acknowledge that our themes do not exist in isolation and that there is intersectionality among themes and events supported by the RSEKN. Our underlying goal is to reach across Ontario in French and English and engage those who share a commitment to addressing systemic barriers for children and youth in our education system. 

Download the RSEKN summary page.

Guiding Principles




Serving Communities

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  • Project Leads

    RSEKN Co-Directors:

    • Ruth Kane (Director Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education – Anglophone Programs), CRECS Co-Director
    • Nicholas Ng-A-Fook (Director of Teacher Education and President of CSSE)
    • Nathalie Bélanger (Director Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education – Francophone Programs)

    RSEKN Project Leads

    RSEKN Regional Team Leads

  • Partnerships

    Our partnerships reflect the geographic, linguistic, and regional diversities of Ontario. Please visit the RSEKN website to view a growing list of university, school board, and community partners.

  • Contact

    To connect with the Equity Knowledge Network, please direct questions, ideas, and insights to the RSEKN Network Coordinator, Noor El-Husseini: rsekn@uottawa.ca

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