Message from the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer

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Welcome to the Department's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) webpage! I am honoured to be taking on the inaugural role of EDI Officer, and I look forward to supporting the Department in its mission to achieve equity in all aspects of administrative and educational work.

The creation of the role of EDI Officer for Obstetrics & Gynaecology aligns our Department with the Faculty of Medicine’s strategic planning priority “Excellence Through Equity”. Our Department's goal in equity, diversity and inclusion is to create a community in which our faculty, trainees and staff are empowered to effect positive change and transform our community into a fully inclusive environment.

We have some exciting initiatives on the horizon that we hope will bring our community together to make a more harmonized environment for our faculty, trainees and staff, as well as the patients they serve. Keep an eye on this page for more information!

Learn more about the Faculty of Medicine's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion on their website.

You can also read our Department's protocol on "Intimidation, Harassment, Discrimination, and Other Forms of Unprofessional Behaviour" and our guidelines on "Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Continuing Medical Education Courses" on our Policies and Guidelines page.

Dr. Cindy Maxwell
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
University of Toronto