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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 & 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

Our pillars guiding our commitment to care

Our vision

We believe in delivering exceptional care and our patients, clients and residents are at the centre of all that we do. Our vision and purpose inspire us and our values and pillars guide us.

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.