In the fall of 2019, the CAEP Board made equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) a top priority for the organization in all of its activities. Since then, progress has been made on a number of fronts including committee work, Board diversification, speaker diversification and the development and work for our 2021 Academic Symposia “Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine.”
CAEP is committed to making Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) foundational to our organization and how we approach the practice of Emergency Medicine in Canada. As part of this initiative, CAEP recently established an EDI Advisory Group and all CAEP Board members completed an online course through Stanford University called “Anti-Racism and Allyship 7 Day Journey”. Board members also participated in a 2-hour session led by CAEP’s EDI Advisors and Dr. Saleem Razak from McGill University. Part of the Board’s EDI “workout” involved identifying one short term and one long term action item for each of our mission statements to advance EDI at CAEP. Our aim is to create an actionable plan to address EDI at CAEP in the coming months and years. If you would like more information, please contact Christina Bova at: firstname.lastname@example.org.