The Addictions and Mental Health and Housing Sectors have recognized that the people it serves need a more equitable care delivery system. While there have been many efforts established to increase diversity, equity and inclusion within the sectors over the years, the more recent events including COVID-19 disparities and ongoing social justice issues have raised the sense of alert that anti-racism and anti-oppression must be a priority.
SHIP’s Board, Leadership Team and staff have responded with the position that equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression must not only be foundational principles in the delivery of our care and services, but they must also be grounded in how these services function and operate.
As such, we commit to ensuring that our organization is an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace that reflects our values as an organization and the diversity of those we serve. SHIP’s approach to EDI has been to move away from performative allyship to meaningful action. This has been demonstrated through integrating EDI into our culture and values and setting goals and therefore we also commit to acting on SHIP’s EDI Action plan that articulates and measures 29 activities for deep meaningful change in the areas of: