Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion is a strategic priority in the College’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. As part of this priority, the College seeks to develop partnerships with Indigenous communities to begin to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action within the regulatory context.MORE "%s"
In his 1967 speech to Philadelphia high school students, the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. said: “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” Since March 2020, we have encountered many changes and obstacles.MORE "%s"
On January 20, 2021, I had the opportunity to catch moments of the United States presidential inauguration ceremony. I listened intently to poet Amanda Gorman’s stirring recitation of her poem “The Hill We Climb,” in which the youth poet laureate spoke about hope and unity. Months later, Gorman’s poem continues to resonate with me as it does with millions of others.MORE "%s"
Whenever the seasons change, I feel inspired to make changes in my life – some small and contained, others more far-reaching. Change isn’t always a good thing, in and of itself. But change keeps us going. It’s often important, if not essential. As the leaves change colour, fall to the ground and return to the earth, I find myself reflecting upon the momentous changes that we have all witnessed over this past year.MORE "%s"
On April 2nd, I was part of an international panel of regulators who gave a webinar presentation for the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR). The focus of the discussion was regulators’ responses to the COVID-19 crisis.MORE "%s"
On a hot summer day this past June, I wandered the cool marble floors and concrete galleries of Montreal’s Contemporary Arts Museum, feeling overwhelmed by a powerful exhibition of the works of Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore, titled Facing the Monumental.MORE "%s"
A few months ago, the College was invited to speak at the annual Communicators Day Conference of the Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario (FHRCO), before a group of communications professionals from 26 regulatory colleges across Ontario.MORE "%s"