The College acknowledges that systemic racism is real and present in our society. For true progress to be made on this issue, its existence must be recognized by organizations like ours with a duty to serve and protect the public interest.
We serve and protect all people who use the services of registered kinesiologists, regardless of their race, ethnic origin and other provisions covered under human rights legislation. We also acknowledge that more can and should be done to educate and empower our registrants, Council, volunteers, and staff on the issue of systemic racism. That is why the College is committed to the following actions:
- Full review of the Code of Ethics for kinesiologists to strengthen provisions around discrimination.
- Development of learning tools for kinesiologists to help them identify systemic racism and prevent it within the healthcare context.
- Full review of the Code of Conduct for Council, the College’s decision-making body, to add provisions that address discrimination.
- Full review of the College’s human resources policies and practices to strengthen provisions around discrimination.
Over the coming months we will work to turn words into action. We will keep you informed of our progress along the way.
Our communities are at a critical turning point in a global fight for justice and equality. We support these efforts and will do our part to advance positive social change.