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Diversity: Policy Framework Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Diversity: Policy Framework

The Centre's Diversity Policy Framework was approved by the Board of Trustees on January 16th, 2003. We believe that "Diversity" requires a formal policy framework to:

  • Support the message to all stakeholders that diversity is a permanent, organizational priority of CAMH
  • Signify the importance of diversity accountability and transparency in an environment where there is still a level of anxiety and uncertainty about the seriousness with which this item is taken by the organization's leadership
  • Frame important principles of inclusive and equitable decision-making
  • Provide an operational frame of reference for organizational change, planning, resource allocation, measurement and stakeholder connections
  • Be consistent with the formalizing of other corporate priorities through policy -- clinical, Human Resources, Administrative, legal, etc.

The Diversity Policy is divided into five sections:

1. Principles and Objectives -- key diversity values and assumptions driving CAMH's commitment to diversity and the legal framework that informs it

2. Goals -- Leadership and Accountability, Client Centred Care as a priority, Relationship with all CAMH stakeholders, diversity integration in all of CAMH's work and planning, promoting an environment free of stigma, harassment, discrimination and which is welcoming, safe, etc.

3. Procedures -- Detailed expectations and commitments for each goal

4. Scope and Applicability -- Connection with other policies

5. Accountability -- role of Constituency Members, Board of Trustees, Senior Management, allocation of expertise and resource to meaningfully support the diversity agenda, expectations of stakeholders, etc.

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