The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO) acknowledges that discrimination, unconscious bias, and systemic racism are real and present in our society. For meaningful change to occur, organizations such as ours, whose mandates are to protect the public interest with a duty of care, must be engaged and committed to addressing inequalities in our communities.
We strive to serve and protect, fairly and equitably, all people who use the services of registered kinesiologists, regardless of their race, ethnic origin, religion, and other identifiable distinctions that marginalize members of our society.
We also acknowledge the vulnerabilities of our registrants and staff, as some are also victims of discrimination, unconscious bias, and systemic racism. At CKO we attest that we can and must do better.
The College is taking action. We are seeking to engage our registrants to better understand how racism and bias manifest through health professions regulation, how racism and bias are enabled or mitigated through regulatory processes, and to identify mechanisms to address racism and bias to improve equity and justice.
As a first step, we are asking registrants to participate in a short survey to better understand the realities faced in our profession.
The survey will take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete. Recognizing the sensitivities surrounding this issue, participation is voluntary and anonymous. At no time will we ever disclose the identities of survey respondents or their answers.
Thank you for your participation.
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