Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The College will post resources on this page concerning the fundamental importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and ongoing efforts to combat racism and discrimination.  Registrants and members of the public can read, reflect on these resources and respond as appropriate.  We also welcome your suggestions regarding resources.  Please forward your suggestions to communications@caslpo.com.  There is more that we can do together. This is a shared responsibility.

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CASLPO Statement On Anti-Racism And The Provision Of Ethical Care

The College acknowledges the existence of discrimination, including systemic racism in the Province of Ontario, and that it must be addressed by government and all of us working together. The importance of this acknowledgement and recognition has been highlighted by the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and globally. It is therefore crucial for us to recognize the need to maintain focus on this important issue to enable us to do our part and contribute to making change happen.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

The creation of this federal statutory holiday was through legislative amendments made by Parliament. On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) received Royal Assent. Learn More, visit the Government of Canada's website.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - CASLPO President's Message to Council (September 30, 2021)

CASLPO eForums

Addressing Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare: Practices and Policies (July 23, 2020)
CASLPO Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (January 19, 2021)
“Unconscious Bias and Cultural Competency in Health Care” with special guest speaker: Dr. Nafeesa Jalal, Researcher and Lecturer, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (June 10, 2021)
CASLPO Answers to Frequently Asked Questions raised at June 2021 Webinar (October 7, 2021)


Other Training opportunities

Training Opportunity for Health Care Providers to Indigenous Communities “Core Indigenous Cultural Safety Health Training” 
(Offer extended to those outside of British Columbia for a fee.)

Additional Resources

Ontario News Releases and statements


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer (Acting)– Margaret Drent

Your questions or ideas regarding positive change in the area of DEI are welcome. Please contact Margaret at mdrent@caslpo.com

This website is intended to provide information to the public and registrants. Should there be difference in documentation previously distributed to CASLPO registrants, it is up to the registrant to source the latest version posted on the CASLPO website. Note: the term "member" and "registrant" are used interchangeably throughout CASLPO's website and documents. Both terms are synonymous to "member" as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991, and the Regulations under those Acts.