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Diversity and Inclusion

The IWK is committed to offering a welcoming and inclusive environment where diversity is respected, embraced and valued in all that we say and do. The IWK has a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy that was developed using input from staff, physicians, and volunteers and through consultations with a variety of diverse community organizations. This strategy guides our work as we strive to be Culturally Competent and welcoming.

IWK Position Statement on Diversity, Inclusion and Culturally Competent Care - The position statement was created to highlight the organization’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and providing culturally competent care. To publicly share our commitment with staff, patients and families a number of our position statements have been placed in various locations around the health centre. (place the PS’s hyperlink).

What is diversity?
What is Cultural Competence?
How will my cultural & diverse needs be addressed at the IWK?

Contact:
We are excited to work in partnership with diverse families and community organizations. Please contact Tyro Setlhong, IWK Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at 470 -7362 or tyro.setlhong@iwk.nshealth.ca with your ideas on how the IWK can become more welcoming and culturally competent or to become involved with the IWK Diversity & Inclusion strategy.

Diversity & Inclusion Resources:
Everyone Every One – IWK Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter
IWK Primary Health
The IWK Diversity and Inclusion Lens Tool
The IWK Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council