As part of the College’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, the Council identified DEI as one of the strategic pillars that would guide the College’s operations over the years.
What is the College doing?
- The College has a dedicated DEI working group that meets regularly to stay accountable to the objectives listed out in the DEI Plan.
- Since June 2022, the College has been inviting speakers to present on various DEI topics at Council meetings to encourage DEI considerations in decision-making.
- The College is committed to hosting at least two workshops at Council meetings every year.
- The College has developed a land acknowledgement statement with a member of the indigenous community that is cited at every Council meeting. A virtual land acknowledgement has been developed and is being used in Council/committee meetings that are completely virtual.
- The “ABOUT” and “PUBLIC” portions of the College’s website are available in French to accommodate the French-speaking population of Ontario.
- College staff took part in a Plan Language Training Workshop in May 2023 so that our written communication and language with members and the public is clear and easy to understand.
- The College has the authority to investigate complaints including allegations of discrimination. Anyone with such concerns is encouraged to contact the College’s Investigations & Resolutions department.
- Anti-Discrimination Policy Guidelines
- Special Needs Accommodation
- Practice Advisory: Your Patients, Your Staff, Your Responsibility
Legislation & Additional Resources
- The Ontario Human Rights Code
- Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
Your feedback and/or comments about the College’s DEI initiatives and/or DEI in your practice are much appreciated and necessary to help the College grow in the DEI domain.