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June 1, 2020

A statement from our CEO on anti-Black racism

On behalf of Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), I want to express my concern and sadness regarding recent acts and expressions of anti-Black racism and authoritarianism that have been prominent in the media. HHS stands with all those affected in calling out the need for change and for justice.

Hamilton Health Sciences remains committed to safe, healthy, and inclusive communities. We value equity, diversity, inclusion, and safety. We know we still have work to do in these areas ourselves, and we are committed to the goal of ensuring our patients, families, staff, physicians, volunteers, students, and anyone who enters our buildings feel they are in a place where they belong.

The responsibility to fight racism, in all its forms, sits on the shoulders of every individual and institution. As stewards of health and well-being for our community, we take this responsibility seriously. We will continue to seek to listen, to understand, and to find ways to improve the lives of those affected by social disparity and marginalization.

On behalf of our Human Rights & Inclusion team, I welcome any feedback on how we can advance our equity and inclusion efforts at HHS. You can send your feedback to inclusion@hhsc.ca.

Together, we can create a safer, healthier community for all.

Sincerely,

Rob MacIsaac
President & CEO
Hamilton Health Sciences