Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The College posts resources on this page to help registrants reflect on and respond to the fundamental importance of diversity, equity and inclusion within the health care context. In our ongoing efforts to combat racism and discrimination, we welcome suggestions for more resources from registrants and the public. 

CASLPO Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer - Preeya Singh

Your questions or ideas for positive change are welcome. Please contact Preeya at psingh@caslpo.com. There is more that we can do together.

The College's Action Plan

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 and efforts towards Truth and Reconciliation with respect to Indigenous peoples. 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.

Black Lives Matter

Practitioners have a unique and important role in correcting and dismantling the entrenched inequality created by racism that exist within the health care setting.  

Learn more on the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion’s website.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 was 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.

Learn More on the Government of Canada's website.

CASLPO e-Forums Addressing DEI

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 working with 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

Articles

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.