Welcome One to Welcome All: A Key Part of Our Path to World Class

Welcome One to Welcome All: A Key Part of Our Path to World Class

Welcome One to Welcome All: A Key Part of Our Path to World Class

February is Black History Month, and at Grand River, we recognize and celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians in shaping our country and our health care system. We proudly acknowledge and recognize the past and present contributions of our Black team members, made up of staff, physicians and volunteers, while also acknowledging that there is still much work to be done.

As we work toward our vision of a world class health system right here, it’s also important to recognize the racial disparities in Canadian health care and the health inequities experienced by Black Canadians. A world class health system is one that is among the best in the world in terms of experience for the people we serve and our teams, health outcomes and sustainability as a system, and we must build a system that provides exceptional care for all people, from all walks of life.

In alignment with Welcome One to Welcome All, a value we share with the hospital, we are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism and encourage you to join us in supporting this commitment to our great community—we are proud to share two t-shirts designed by the hospital’s Black History Month Committee last winter that we continue to make available for supporters like you in our online store. Not only are these t-shirts a visual display of support, but all of the proceeds from these t-shirts support the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Grand River Hospital.

Black excellence t-shirt photo
HPAR t-shirt

To find more organizations you can support during Black History Month, and all year round, or for organizations and educational resources across the country devoted to the promotion and awareness of Black Canadian history, here are some additional resources. You can also revisit our collection of local resources, which highlights some of the local services and community groups that offer programs and services designed for our Black community members, as well as educational and anti-racism resources for your own learning and understanding.

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