Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
DEI Pulse Survey
IPAC Canada has made a commitment to assess member needs through short surveys.
The intent is to gather member needs and opinions in quarterly surveys.
The 2022 first quarter survey is on the IPAC Canada Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
This survey will take approximately 15 minutes of your time. All responses will remain confidential and publication of results will not include individual or institutional identifiers.
IPAC Canada will provide a $25 Gift Card to one lucky respondent as thanks for participation.
The deadline for response is Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (2359 Eastern).
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2022 Poster Contest
IPAC Canada and its DEI Working Group congratulate Murtuza Diwan for his winning poster. The poster may be downloaded from the following files.
Watch for information about the 2023 DEI Poster Contest, to be announced in the fall of 2022.
The IPAC Canada Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group announces the first DEI poster contest to showcase an IPAC Canada member’s creative talent that embodies a diverse, equitable and inclusive theme. Theme: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare
A Message to Members of IPAC Canada/PCI Canada From Zahir Hirji, President
No preventable infections for Canadians ever. Our vision has always been clear, collaborative and inclusive, no matter who you are, what you are, where you are, when you are, why you are, or how you are! As a person of colour and a proud member of the 2SLGBTQI community I am proud of IPAC Canada’s 45 year history of imbuing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. During recent global events and intensified by the pandemic we have witnessed prejudice, an expanding of inequities and a diminished sense of belonging that exist among the people we care for and the people with whom we work. These events can feel rancorous and enervating. I believe wholeheartedly that our DEI efforts are more important and necessary now than ever before. I encourage you to be tenacious with your optimism, slake out your desire for knowledge, and assiduously take action to enrich the lives of those we serve. IPAC Canada is committed to ensuring the diversity of our programs, committees and activities, to build a more inclusive organization and society. I am confident together we can make an incredible difference.
- Message to Members from IPAC Canada
- Canada Day Message from IPAC Canada
- 2021 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- 2021 Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group
The Board of Directors of IPAC Canada is excited to announce the appointment of a working group to implement Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) priorities of IPAC Canada including creating a roadmap to provide our members with a dynamic and engaging DEI webpage, educational tools and resources, and to recommend additional actions to the Board.
The DEI Working Group will meet in late spring 2021 to develop the Terms of Reference and a plan for moving forward.
The working group is represents the diversity of our membership. Their passion for safer, equitable, and accessible health care for all Canadians is illustrated in their backgrounds and experiences and will form the bedrock upon which IPAC Canada’s DEI actions are based. Additional expertise will be added as required.
The working group is:
|Zahir Hirji RN BScN MHSc CIC, President, IPAC Canada||Tanya Denich MSc CIC, Web Communications Manager, IPAC Canada||Gerry Hansen BA, Executive Director, IPAC Canada|
For more information, please contact:
Dan Dimacuha, Chair, IPAC Canada DEI Working Group email@example.com
DEI Working Group Terms of Reference (waiting for Board approval)
Secure Area for Working Group
Click here for link to secure area. Accessible by Working Group members only.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Series 2022.
This webinar is the second in the series.
Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Time: 1030 PT, 1130 MT/SK, 1230 CT, 1330 ET, 1430 AT, 1500 NL
Duration: 1.5 Hours
THIS WEBINAR IS FOR IPAC CANADA MEMBERS ONLY.
Leading with Empathy: Rethinking Equity in Healthcare
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Series 2022.
This webinar is the first in the series.
Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
Presenter: Celina Caesar Chavannes
This webinar for IPAC Canada Members only.
Vulnerable Populations - Is the Message Being Received?
Date: IPAC Canada 2021 Virtual Conference
Duration: May 3, 2021
Getting Past Discomfort: Mitigating Bias to Become Upstanders in Healthcare
Date: Thursday 27th August, 2020
Duration: 1.5 hour
THIS WEBINAR IS FOR IPAC CANADA MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS.
- Resources on Sex, Gender, Diversity and Inclusion - Health Canada (2021)
- Let’s Talk about Anti-Black Racism and Discrimination in Nursing (RNAO Webinar)
- Client Populations (Association of Ontario Midwives)
- Rethinking Equity (Presented by Celina Caesar-Chavannes, business consultant, coach and international speaker. Moderated by Loleen Berdahl, Executive Director, JSGS)
Equality and Inclusion Lens Handbook -City of Ottawa (2015)
MaximizingU is an equity based leadership development app designed to promote asynchronous learning of key diversity, equity and inclusion concepts, as related to leadership. This personalized approach integrates research informed lessons, skill development activities and self-reflection exercises within each module of the program. When promoted throughout the organization, the app can help shift the organizational culture to promote better inclusivity, provide a foundation for implementing accountability mechanisms for equity and justice and, most importantly, develop empathetic leaders who understand, and value, equity.
MaximizingU contains many of the lessons, practical tips and homework that I needed to do, in order to be a successful researcher, entrepreneur, politician and even a parent. My hope is that those who download and complete the program, will discover what they love and maximize their full purpose, potential and passion. I would love to collaborate.
Please this link for the App Store and Google Play downloads: www.celinacc.ca/maxu
As well, please see the document below outlining the leadership and equity competencies for each module.
Indigenous Health -Government of Canada
- Social Determinants of Inequities in Health for Black Canadians (PHAC)
- Negative Patient Descriptors: Documenting Racial Bias In The Electronic Health Record (Health Equity)
- Antibiotic Prescriptions to Black and Hispanic/LatinX Patients in the US Are Often Inappropriate (Medscape Medical News)