Human Rights & Health Equity
Health equity is about ensuring that all our patients achieve the best possible health outcomes regardless of language, race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, income, or any other individual characteristic.
Part of Sinai Health System’s mission is to lead efforts to eliminate health inequities. Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, we have created a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace; and are steadfast in our commitment to health equity and ensuring exceptional care that is accessible to all.
We are committed to identifying inequities, and putting strategies in place to address them. In support of our work, the Human Rights & Health Equity Office:
- Assists members of Sinai Health System to address and resolve complaints of harassment and discrimination that violate the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as complaints of non-human rights code harassment.
- Provides education and training to raise awareness of human rights issues as they relate to health care including: the Are you an ALLY campaign, Leading Equity, symposia on health equity, and annual events such as Lunar New Year, Black History Month, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, Pride and others.
- Coordinates the Hospital’s Violence against Women Action Committee that educates and develops policy on domestic violence and health care.
- Develops policies to guide our understanding and actions related to current human rights and equity issues.
The Human Rights & Health Equity (HR & HE) Office is advised by the HR & HE Committee on the direction and priorities to increase access to hospital services and achieve equity for all members of the Hospital community. Learn more about our leadership in Measuring Health Equity in our We Ask Because We Care Report.
If you have a complaint of or questions about harassment or discrimination, contact us. Please note that communications with the Human Rights & Health Equity Office are confidential. We will advise you if there are exceptions.
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
2nd floor, Room L2-403
Toronto, ON M5T 3L9