Diversity and Inclusion

Working together to make a difference!


Healthy people, healthy communities — for generations


To achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together


Respect is caring for each other and those we serve
Integrity is being honest and ethical
Courage is doing what is right even when it may be difficult
Innovation is being open to change, learning new things and exploring new possibilities
Accountability is answering to the people we serve and each other for our decisions and actions

Provincial Diversity and Inclusion Framework

Nova Scotia Health (NSH) and the IWK Health Centre are pleased to share our first collaborative Provincial Diversity and Inclusion Framework. NSH and IWK have partnered on developing this framework to guide the implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the health system and across our province.

The Five Framework Pillars

  1. Culturally competent, person-centred and family-centred care and services
  2. Diverse Workforce
  3. Engagement and partnership with diverse communities
  4. Organizational leadership, decision-making and policy
  5. Equity through data collection and research

Resources from Nova Scotia Health to Get Started

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