Diversity & Inclusion

Joseph Brant Hospital believes that every health care organization has a responsibility to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to better serve patients, families and employees.

We are committed to listening, learning and understanding to ensure every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly.

Diversity and Inclusion Action Table

The Diversity and Inclusion Action Table was formed in 2020. The purpose of the Action Table is to develop an annual Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan with prioritized activities aligned to the Diversity and Inclusion Framework.

The Action Table draws on the personal experiences and engagement of our employees, physicians, volunteers, leadership, patients and community.

Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

The Diversity and Inclusion Action Table is tasked with developing an organizational action plan to sustain and advance our efforts. When developed, the action plan will be reviewed annually.  

Diversity and Inclusion Framework

The Diversity and Inclusion framework incorporates Joseph Brant Hospital’s strategic objectives and uses an anti-oppression approach to supporting a workplace that actively seeks to rectify systemic inequities and upholds our Values, Mission, and Vision.

Land Acknowledgement

The Diversity and Inclusion Action Table starts every meeting with a land acknowledgement. The acknowledgement presents an opportunity to:

  • show our respect for the land,
  • reflect historically,
  • show accountability to Indigenous people; and,
  • thank those who still live on and care for the land.

Burlington Land Acknowledgement

Burlington as we know it today is rich in history and modern traditions of many First Nations and the Métis. From the Anishinaabeg to the Haudenosaunee, and the Métis – our lands spanning from Lake Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment are steeped in Indigenous history.

The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy, the Ojibway, and other allied Nations to peacefully share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Keeping you informed

The Diversity and Inclusion Action Table is committed to keeping you informed. As part of our Action Plan, we will include an annual update within the hospital’s Annual Report.

Sharing your feedback

Your feedback is important to us. If you have questions about diversity and inclusion at Joseph Brant Hospital, please email inclusion@josephbranthospital.ca.

If you are a patient and would like to share a related experience, please contact Patient Relations.

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