Why is Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Important?
A just, equitable, diverse and inclusive environment allows all physiotherapists, patients and communities to reach their full potential.
PABC will continue to provide access to resources and information to support equity, diversity and inclusion within the physiotherapy community as it becomes available.
2021 Advocacy Projects
- June 2021
On behalf of the physiotherapy profession in British Columbia, the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia, and the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia are committed to supporting social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, to opposing and taking action to address racism, oppression, and discrimination, in health, health care, within our organizations and the physiotherapy profession.
- January 2021
The Consortium (UBC, CPTBC and PABC including lead staff and Boards) met to discuss racism in health care and in particular the course leaders addressed Indigenous specific racism and discrimination in health care in British Columbia. The meetings were led by facilitators: Harmony Johnson, sɛƛakəs, Executive Director, Addressing Racism Review (In Plain Sight Review); Natasha Aruliah, Facilitator, Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Susanna Haas Lyons, Facilitator.
View the Summary of the In Plain Sight Report
After the meeting, Christine Bradstock (PABC), Dianne Millette (CPTBC) and Sue Murphy (UBC PT) met again and discussed next steps. They finalized a joint statement (see 'Collaborative JEDI Position Statement June 2021 above).