Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
CPSO is committed to addressing discrimination to contribute to a more equitable health care system
CPSO has made a commitment to examine how we, as an organisation, can better fulfill our mandate through bringing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) to our processes and policies. We are committed to addressing all forms of discrimination, including anti-racism, gender bias, rights of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and discrimination faced by other equity-seeking groups. As we continue to listen, learn and be reflexive in this work, we are inviting you to do the same. Here are some resources that can help in this life-long journey of learning and unlearning. The College will be adding to this collection as additional resources become available.
Please review the glossary for definitions of commonly used terms.
Throughout 2022, CPSO continued its conscious and deliberate effort to apply an equity lens to its core work as a regulator. We are pleased to present our year-end EDI Report, which showcases the extensive work that focused on our core themes of 2SLGBTQIA+ health and anti-Black racism. This report outlines the substantive cross-organizational work and stakeholder collaboration that occurred between November 2021 — November 2022.
- The Coin Model of Privilege and Critical Allyship: Implications for Health
- Microaggressions and Allyship
- Being a True Ally
- Patients with Disabilities: Avoiding Unconscious Bias When Discussing Goals of Care
- Addressing Challenges for People with Disabilities – Chapter 6 in Caring for Our Diverse Populations
- What Do Disability Biases Look Like in Practice?
- Examining the Root Causes of Ableism
- Invisible Three Percent
- The Importance of Feeling Safe
Discrimination Against Physicians
- Doctors on Their Own When Dealing With Racism From Patients
- How Should Organizations Respond to Racism Against Health Care Workers?
- Racial Discrimination From Patients: Institutional Strategies to Establish Respectful Emergency Department Environments
- Addressing Patient Bias and Discrimination Against Clinicians of Diverse Backgrounds
- Treating Patient Bias
- A Framework for Integrating Implicit Bias Recognition Into Health Professions Education
- Implicit Bias in Health Professions: From Recognition to Transformation
- Implicit Bias in Health Care, The Joint Commission
- Implicit Bias in Health Care, Dialogue
- Rainbow Health Ontario Resource Library
- A Guide to Gender Identity Terms
- Addressing Needs of Transgender Patients: The Role of Family Physicians
- Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) People – Chapter 12 in Caring for Our Diverse Populations
- Teaching LGBTQ+ Health — A free online course for health professionals and educators offered through Stanford Medicine.
- Caring for your Trans Patients
- Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, version 8
- Professionalism: Microaggression in the Healthcare Setting
- Examples of Racial Microaggressions
- Microaggressions in Everyday Life: The American Jewish Experience
- Combating Anti-Asian Sentiment – A Practical Guide
- Understanding Race, Racism and Health – Chapter 16 in Caring for Our Diverse Populations
- Time to Dismantle Systemic Anti-Black Racism in Medicine in Canada
- Diagnosing and Treating Systemic Racism
- Black Patients Experiencing Vaccine Distrust: How Can Family Doctors Help?
- Black Patients Matter
- CanMEDS–Family Medicine Indigenous Health Supplement
- Indigenous Health: What You Should Know About Being a Culturally Safe Physician (see the Indigenous Health Primer
- Acknowledging the Importance of Reconciliation for Indigenous Health and Wellbeing – Chapter 14 in Caring for Our Diverse Populations
- Treating Root Causes, Not Symptoms
- Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Jewish Americans in a Changing Political and Social Environment
- Supporting Indian and Other South Asians Facing COVID-19 and Other Serious Illnesses
- Understanding and addressing Islamophobia through trauma-informed care
- Dismantling gendered Islamophobia in medicine
- Islamophobia: A Public Health Crisis
- Reducing Weight Bias in Obesity Management, Practice and Policy
- Obesity Management and Indigenous Peoples
- Weight Bias and its Clinical Consequences
In Dialogue, CPSO’s Podcast
The College has a monthly podcast series where we speak to health system experts on issues related to medical regulation, the delivery of quality care, physician wellness, and initiatives to address bias and discrimination in health care. Episodes are available on eDialogue, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and SoundCloud.