Resource Audience Type: Residents

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Long-Term Care Community of Practice

A Community of Practice is a group of people who share a common concern or interest who come together regularly to learn from one another. We encourage LTC leaders, interprofessional team members (RNs, RPNs, PSWs, social workers, recreation professionals, dietitians, physiotherapists, physicians) to join these discussions!

This group is an opportunity for LTC professionals to come together with peers, researchers and sector partner organizations to learn strategies on how to build an organizational culture that is inclusive, welcoming and affirming for everyone living, visiting and working in LTC.

If you are interested in joining, please fill out an Expression of Interest form, and our team will be in touch with you!

The group has been meeting since November 2022, and thus far the CoP has explored topics such as: how to start and sustain an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion, addressing racism, and how to utilize our Embracing Diversity Toolkit.

Quarterly sessions featuring guest speaker(s) and breakout discussions are hosted, and topics addressed are those identified by members. Additionally, optional group check-in sessions are held, creating space for participants to bring questions up, discuss challenges, and share successes with peers.

Previous session topics have included:
  • Starting an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ Inclusion
  • Addressing Racism in LTC
  • Sociodemographic data collection
  • EDI and Quality improvement
  • EDI policy development
  • Supporting Indigenous populations: Truth and Reconciliation in LTC
  • Learning and Leading with Human Rights
  • And more!
Learning Goals:
  • To create a space for members to learn from and share with one another around the topic of equity, diversity and inclusion in a safe and affirming environment
  • To provide LTC homes with the opportunity to get peer-based feedback on their EDI journey
  • To provide a space for new connections to form between those working within the LTC sector to advance equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Provide access to educational opportunities, evidence-informed tools, resources and initiatives that are relevant to LTCHs
  • To identify gaps and needs for those working in the sector to support capacity building

We look forward to supporting you on your EDI journey. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Michelle Fleming, Senior Knowledge Broker at mfleming@bruyere.org.

To receive quarterly updates about our EDI work, gain access to relevant resources, and to be among the first to know when the group is open to new members again, please sign up for our EDI in LTC Newsletter!

ECHO Care of the Elderly for LTC: COVID-19

Project ECHO Care of the Elderly is a telehealth, case-based learning program run by Baycrest and North East Specialized Geriatric Centre (NESGC) to enhance the quality of care to LTC residents by improving the knowledge and skills of their primary care providers. This session focuses on building resiliency in LTC team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These are unprecedented times that put extra pressure on LTC homes and team members. These recorded sessions will help those working in LTC build resiliency and strengthen their LTC teams.


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