Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Resources & Tools

As a health care organization, Lakeridge Health denounces systemic racism and all forms of discrimination and injustice and is committed to advancing equity and inclusion in our organization and broader community.

Recent acts of violence against  Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) have fueled international condemnation and compel each of us to reflect on how we can understand and work to address systemic racism and discrimination in our own lives, communities and workplaces.

Lakeridge Health is committed to working with our community and inside our organization to take clear and measurable actions to promote a healing environment that is just and equitable for everyone.

As part of this commitment, we are pleased to share a dedicated web page with resources regarding racism against BIPOC and the advancement of inclusion, diversity and equity at all levels. We hope that these resources can support Lakeridge Health team and community members to learn more about the reality of systemic racism and to support open conversations about how to address and eliminate racism and discrimination at work, at home and in the community.

The resources will be updated and expanded regularly to cover racism and all types of discrimination based on ethnicity, religion, abilities, background, language, age, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity as well as strategies to promote equity and inclusion.

Black History Month Recognition

Together We Rise DurhamView our submission in Durham Region's virtual 2021 Black History Month Celebration

Dr. Julie An Francis Shares Her Story

Quick Links to Resources

Digital Resources

Learning Toolkits/Interactive Resources

  • Human Library: Everyone has a Story to Share
    • A Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community that they might not normally engage with. Visitors to a library have an opportunity during a planned event to borrow Human Books and to engage in conversation with the books. Developed by the Ontario Library Association.
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
    • We acknowledge and support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action to advance Canada through the process of reconciliation with First Nation, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous Peoples. The Call to Action “Health” section envisions improving health outcomes for Indigenous Peoples in Canada. May the partnerships with First Nation, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous communities help us work together to provide the best health system for all.


Racism in Ontario and Canada

Racism and Health

Resources specifically for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People and People of Colour) 

For White Allies