In March 2022, the College Board approved the below equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) Commitment Statement signaling their intent related to EDI and the relevance of this work to the College’s public interest mandate. The EDI Commitment Statement formally and publicly acknowledges the College’s dedication to the development of an overall EDI strategy.
“The Ontario College of Pharmacists recognizes the important role we play as an employer and as a regulator that serves and protects the public interest to help build a better health system and society.
We commit to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) with our Board and staff, in our regulatory approach and philosophy, with the profession and with pharmacy patients. We aim to enhance cultural safety including Indigenous cultural competence in an effort to minimize systemic inequities, in collaboration with registrants and stakeholders, in order to contribute to the creation of an inclusive and equitable environment for all.
As we do, we will strive to listen, reflect, learn and take actions and will continue to communicate our progress along this journey.”