Each year, as we mark the importance of Pride Month and celebrate the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, we are reminded of how inclusion and equity make us stronger as a profession with the purpose of providing unbiased care for our patient community.
As an association, along with other medical organizations and institutions, we have a unique role to play in advocating for health policies that promote inclusion and equity to healthcare. Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted how the healthcare system must address the needs of all Canadians. Now more than ever, we need to ensure there is an inclusive and safe space for everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us.
Delivery of quality health care should be an expectation not a privilege. The CMA’s policy on equity and diversity in medicine continues to serve as a foundation of guiding principles and recommendations to help advance equity and diversity in medicine.
Dr. Ann Collins
President, Canadian Medical Association