Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Learning Exchange

Over the next year, Healthcare Excellence Canada is hosting several virtual learning opportunities aimed at building our collective capacity to deliver patient engagement approaches that are equitable and inclusive.

Series One: Exploring Anti-Oppression Practices and Unconscious Bias in Our Work

This three-session series lays the foundation for taking an anti-oppression approach to equity, diversity and inclusion.

To view the recordings of each session and related presentations, please click on the individual event pages.

The first two sessions introduce the Coin Model of Privilege and Critical Allyship, and how attention to anti-oppression can lead to a more peaceful, more equitable world. The Coin Model (Nixon, 2019) presents a framework for understanding the impact of unearned advantage and disadvantage produced by social structures using an intersectional approach to analyze systems of inequality. The learning in these sessions will support participants to build a practice of reflecting upon their own positionality, as an opening for understanding and challenging systems of inequality to create more equitable care. 

Using the Coin Model as its foundation, the third session provides a case study example that invites participants to further reflect on unconscious bias within this framing of anti-oppression, and consider how these biases impact everyone, including within a healthcare environment.

In order to create a meaningful learning experience, participants will be invited to complete pre-work associated with each session such as reviewing short videos or doing personal reflection.

Participants are also encouraged to attend or view all three sessions in the series. Recordings will be available after each event and sent to all who register.

These sessions are offered in English with simultaneous interpretation in French. ASL/LSQ will also be available on request.

More about this Virtual Learning Exchange

Through a series of webinars and guided reflections hosted over the coming year, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Learning Exchange will support those working in healthcare, those with lived experience and others to:

  • Understand systems of inequity that continue to marginalize different people in the healthcare system and undermine their access to safe, quality care.
  • Explore existing biases and structures using an anti-oppression framework. 
  • Identify and apply approaches for including those who have traditionally been excluded from patient engagement because of systemic barriers.

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Learning Exchange was co-designed with an advisory group with diverse perspectives of the health system, including those with lived experience, pan-Canadian health organizations, and provincial quality councils.