Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


In alignment with Island Health’s vision and values, research at Island Health aims to achieve excellence in knowledge and innovation in care by fostering a culture and practices that promote equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

We recognize that systemic barriers, biases, and inequities persist for Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities or specific health conditions, racialized groups, LGBTQ2+ communities, women, and others who experience stigma, discrimination, or marginalization.

Addressing these inequities demands specific, measurable actions developed and sustained through ongoing engagement with our communities, supportive leadership, dedicated resources, accountability, and transparency.