Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We aim to foster a division of family practice that celebrates and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. It takes diversity of thought, culture, background, and perspective to create meaningful change in primary care. The Vancouver Division is committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all areas. For example:

  • Member leadership engagement – Our leadership opportunities (whether formal or informal) are open to all members. We especially encourage members those who self-identify as representing or reflecting regularly under-represented voices and perspective to apply for roles of leadership.
  • Hiring processes – We are committed to promoting EDI in our process where all applicants are considered regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, family status, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and other protected grounds.

Vancouver Division of Family Practice has developed an EDI Task Force. Learn more here.

For resources on the issue of systemic racism and other biases in healthcare in Canada and British Columbia, refer to the resources below.

Resources:
In Plain Sight Report  |  Summary
Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action

For those who identify as Indigenous and are seeking support, the FHNA has compiled culturally safe supports available in BC.