This pre-conference symposium focuses on strategies, actions, and perspectives related to acting toward greater equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in Canadian research, science and policy. While we continue to face systemic barriers to inclusion, it is an exciting time to tackle challenges given the recent launch of the Dimensions Charter. Hear from the Tri-agencies, researchers, and policymakers as they discuss how to advance EDI across sectors. The first portion of the symposium will focus on dismantling barriers to inclusion. The second portion will feature strategies and takeaways for embedding EDI into policy and practice using social science and collaboration.