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Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Resources

A collection of equity, diversity, and inclusion resources. 

Nova Scotia Health Diversity Framework (2017-20)

Nova Scotia Health (NSH) and the IWK Health Centre are pleased to share our first collaborative Provincial Diversity and Inclusion Framework. NSH and IWK have partnered on developing this framework to guide the implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the health system and across our province.

The Five Framework Pillars

  1. Culturally competent, person-centred and family-centred care and services
  2. Diverse Workforce
  3. Engagement and partnership with diverse communities
  4. Organizational leadership, decision-making and policy
  5. Equity through data collection and research

March 24, 2022
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Celebrating Diversity 2022

A list of dates to observe, reflect, celebrate or promote throughout Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health.

March 24, 2022
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Video: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Health Care: Why, What and How

Central Zone Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee hosted Dr. Rani Srivastava, a leader in the area of diversity and cultural competence education. Watch Dr. Rani Srivastava presentation to learn more about Individual and organizational opportunities for promoting equity and inclusion in health care.

March 24, 2022
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What Different Hand Gestures Mean Around The World

The signs you choose to create with your fingers may have a bigger meaning than you think. 

March 24, 2022
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CARED Glossary

The CARED Collective maintains a glossary with definitions of key terms related to your work in anti-racism. These terms are crucial to the system of thought that works to combat individual, institutional and systemic racism. This list is by no means exhaustive. Moreover, history has shown us that terminology tends to shift over time, particularly as marginalized groups and individuals are increasingly heard

March 24, 2022
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Nova Scotia Health Language Services

All patients and clients of Nova Scotia Health Authority who do not speak English fluently or understand it fully can access a trained interpreter. They should also be provided with translated print material, where applicable. Language Services are available across Nova Scotia Health.

March 24, 2022
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LGBT Youth Resources

Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. However, the health needs of LGBT Youth can differ from their heterosexual peers. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBT Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments.

March 24, 2022
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LGBTQ+: A Recipe to Ensure Respectful Care for Your Diversity of Patients

An infographic breaking down LGBTQ+ terms and providing inclusive healthcare. (University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine).

March 24, 2022
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The Genderbread Person

A teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces. 

March 24, 2022
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Language and silence: Making systems of privilege visible

March 24, 2022
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Mental Health Resources for Black Canadians

March 24, 2022
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Addressing Economic Racism in Canada's Pandemic Response and Recovery PDF

Published by the Broadbent Institute in January 2021.

March 24, 2022
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Video: LGBTQ | How You See Me

People have been talking ABOUT the LGBTQ community, so we decided to talk with them to learn from their experiences. Tell us, how does the world see YOU? Do you feel defined by your skin color, gender, or maybe even your religion?

March 24, 2022
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Video: LGBT 101: An introduction to the Queer community

A short informational video explaining some of the terms and identities within the LGBTQ+ community.

March 24, 2022
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Video: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.

March 24, 2022
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Video: Teenagers Discuss Microaggressions and Racism #HatchKids

SheKnows Media's Hatch program creates KidsSpeak content for grown-ups, made by kids on a mission. This workshop's mission was to educate parents on the concept of "microaggressions," defined as a form of unintentional discrimination, and their impact on teens' self-esteem.

March 24, 2022
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Video: 3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace

We're taught to believe that hard work and dedication will lead to success, but that's not always the case. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation are among the many factors that affect our chances, says writer and advocate Melinda Epler, and it's up to each of us to be allies for those who face discrimination. In this actionable talk, Epler shares three ways to support people who are underrepresented in the workplace. "There's no magic wand for correcting diversity and inclusion," she says. "Change happens one person at a time, one act at a time, one word at a time."

March 24, 2022
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