Addressing anti-racism for improved health equity (Motion #23-18)

Moved by Miedema – Pilon. Approved by Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts, June 21, 2018.

WHEREAS the Board of Health is committed to ensuring all people in Sudbury and districts have equal opportunities for health; and

WHEREAS systemic racism is a significant, modifiable and unjust barrier to health opportunities; and

WHEREAS in 2017 Ontario established the Anti-Racism Directorate and launched a 3-Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan, A Better Way Forward, that describes important pillars for comprehensive action on racism;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Health declare its commitment to anti-racism and direct the Medical Officer of Health to engage in a collaborative process to develop an Anti-Racism Action Plan informed by the provincial strategic plan; and

FURTHER THAT the Public Health Sudbury & Districts Anti-Racism Action Plan be presented to the Board of Health for approval within one year of this date.

CARRIED with friendly amendment.

This item was last modified on October 22, 2018