Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

The SickKids Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy will build a foundation to advance equitable inclusion of diverse people and communities across SickKids’ care, research and education initiatives so that all can feel acknowledged, valued and respected. Aligned with our SickKids 2025 Strategic Plan, the EDI Strategy provides a path to boldly embed EDI in all that SickKids does and create safe and brave spaces for meaningful change. 

Developed through engagement and consultation with patients, families, staff and community partners, this plan sets the stage for a more equitable and culturally safe future at SickKids.

“It’s truth and then reconciliation. You can’t get to the R without bringing the T into the light.”

– Feedback from EDI Strategy focus group

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

The SickKids Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy will build a foundation to advance equitable inclusion of diverse people and communities across SickKids’ care, research and education initiatives so that all can feel acknowledged, valued and respected. Aligned with our SickKids 2025 Strategic Plan, the EDI Strategy provides a path to boldly embed EDI in all that SickKids does and create safe and brave spaces for meaningful change. 

Developed through engagement and consultation with patients, families, staff and community partners, this plan sets the stage for a more equitable and culturally safe future at SickKids.

“It’s truth and then reconciliation. You can’t get to the R without bringing the T into the light.”

– Feedback from EDI Strategy focus group

 

Download the EDI strategy
Download the EDI strategy map

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

The SickKids Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy will build a foundation to advance equitable inclusion of diverse people and communities across SickKids’ care, research and education initiatives so that all can feel acknowledged, valued and respected. Aligned with our SickKids 2025 Strategic Plan, the EDI Strategy provides a path to boldly embed EDI in all that SickKids does and create safe and brave spaces for meaningful change. 

Developed through engagement and consultation with patients, families, staff and community partners, this plan sets the stage for a more equitable and culturally safe future at SickKids.

“It’s truth and then reconciliation. You can’t get to the R without bringing the T into the light.”

– Feedback from EDI Strategy focus group

 

Download the EDI strategy
Download the EDI strategy map

Our EDI strategy map

View a PDF of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy map

Our strategic directions

Embed EDI in organizational structures, systems and policies

  • Complete an internal review to identify and address systemic and clinical biases
  • Develop data systems to inform best practice, planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Advocate for equitable financial planning, fundraising and procurement
  • Dedicate time and resources to curate safe spaces

Achieve a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community

  • Develop data driven recruitment and retention tools
  • Design diversity specific tools for career development, mentoring and succession planning
  • Address systemic barriers that deny equitable career opportunities in diverse communities
  • Implement mandatory training for staff and leaders

Integrate EDI in care, research and education

  • Reform care, research and education to respect Indigenous traditions and medicines
  • Embed EDI in the foundations of key strategic initiatives
  • Incorporate EDI analysis in curriculum design, training and practical application
  • Eliminate disparities in access to services to optimize child health outcomes

Create an inclusive child, youth and family experience

  • Ensure equity, accessibility and cultural safety across SickKids spaces
  • Strengthen service pathways between SickKids and community agencies that support marginalized groups
  • Recruit diverse representation by removing barriers for volunteer participation
  • Establish and monitor benchmarks on EDI priorities with external partners

Share your feedback

We are committed to an ongoing culture of feedback and engagement to understand patient, family and staff barriers to inclusion. We welcome your input and feedback about this plan. 

Contact the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office at SickKids

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