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We aim to create a diverse and inclusive organization and address systemic barriers embedded within policies, practices, programs and services that inadvertently exclude individuals and groups.

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VCH Pillar: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting a sense of belonging where we can bring our whole selves to VCH.

Guided by our commitment to advance Global Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks, over the next three years, we are focused on:

  • Increasing representation
  • Identifying and addressing barriers
  • Developing policies and programs
  • Building capacity, connections and alignment
  • Implementing data-driven strategies
  • Promoting inclusive leadership

More on our vision and other pillars

Our vision

Our vision of healthy lives in healthy communities inspires us and our values and pillars guide us. Collectively, our actions contribute to creating safe, healthy spaces for everyone and support quality patient outcomes, access to equitable care and a great place to work.

Indigenous Cultural Safety

Committing to reconciliation and learning, and providing the best care informed by the history and culture of Indigenous peoples.


Creating a community where we dismantle attitudes, practices and processes that impact people based on their race or ethnicity.

Planetary Health

Restoring, stewarding and conserving healthy ecosystems for generations to come.