Scarborough Health Network named recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award

April 12, 2021

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that Scarborough Health Network (SHN) was named recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award.

Scarborough Health Network is located in one of Canada’s most diverse communities, which is also reflected in their workforce. Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a corporate value, embedded into their current strategic plan based on community stakeholder feedback. SHN has two departments responsible for leading, implementing and supporting key D&I initiatives: one focused on workplace D&I and the other focuses on health equity, patient and community engagement. 

SHN has also developed two Communities of Inclusion (COIs), also known as employee resource groups. SHN Pride” was formed to bring together staff members who identify with the Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ community. “SHN BUILD” (Blacks United for Inclusion, Leadership and Development), brings together members of SHN’s Black community and was recognized as a best practice in a recent Ontario Health report.

The Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award recognizes a forward-thinking healthcare organization that has demonstrated leadership in creating and promoting diversity and inclusion to improve the environment for its employees, and to better service their customers/patients, and the community.

The award is sponsored by Sodexo Canada Ltd. Sodexo provides comprehensive support service solutions to the healthcare marketplace in four key areas: Food Services, Facilities Management, Real Estate and Project Management.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program. and will be presented at the virtual Honouring Health Leadership event on June 16, 2021.

For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christian Coulombe
Director, Marketing and Communications 
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213