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 faced by 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.
- Being a True Ally
- The Coin Model of Privilege and Critical Allyship: Implications for Health
- Microaggressions and Allyship
- What Do Disability Biases Look Like in Practice?
- Examining the Root Causes of Ableism
- Invisible Three Percent
- The Importance of Feeling Safe
- Addressing Challenges for People with Disabilities – Chapter 6 in Caring for Our Diverse Populations
Discrimination Against Physicians
- Doctors on Their Own When Dealing With Racism From Patients
- How Should Organizations Respond to Racism Against Health Care Workers?
- Addressing Patient Bias and Discrimination Against Clinicians of Diverse Backgrounds
- Treating Patient Bias
- Implicit Bias in Health Care
- A Framework for Integrating Implicit Bias Recognition Into Health Professions Education
- Implicit Bias in Health Professions: From Recognition to Transformation
- Caring for your Trans Patients
- Rainbow Health Ontario Resource Library
- 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.
- Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, version 8
- The Care I Want: An Illustrated Guide to Navigating Healthcare
- Language and Terminology | Rainbow Health Ontario
- Combating Anti-Asian Sentiment – A Practical Guide
- Understanding Race, Racism and Health – Chapter 16 in Caring for Our Diverse Populations
- Black Patients Matter
- 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?
- Introduction to Anti-Black Racism eLearning Module
- Treating Root Causes, Not Symptoms
- CanMEDS–Family Medicine Indigenous Health Supplement
- San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program
- 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
- 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
- Weight Bias and its Clinical Consequences
- Reducing Weight Bias in Obesity Management, Practice and Policy
- Obesity Management and Indigenous Peoples
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.