Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At STEGH, we hold diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental pillars of our culture and practice. We recognize that a diverse team with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences fosters innovation, creativity, and empathy in our approach to patient care.

Every individual, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status, is respected and valued within our community. We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where everyone feels heard, understood, and supported.

Through ongoing education, training, and open dialogue, we strive to address biases, dismantle systemic barriers, and promote fairness and equity in all aspects of our operations.

By embracing and celebrating our differences, we enhance our ability to deliver compassionate, patient-centred care that meets the unique needs of each individual we serve.

Considering a career at STEGH?

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is committed to a respectful, diverse, accessible and inclusive work environment that inspires respect for individuals and that is free from harassment and discrimination. We encourage and welcome applicants from a broad range of cultural, ethnic, racial and gender identities, as well as people with disabilities to apply. Please contact Human Resources if you require assistance with an accommodation under AODA.

A Colourful HELLO Embraces Culture & Inclusivity

In late 2023, we unveiled a colourful graphic at two of the hospital’s main entrances to showcase a commitment to celebrating culture and diversity.

Pride in the Park

Staff had a wonderful time celebrating Pride in the Park in August 2023.

Local Indigenous Art

In recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, artwork was added to the Multi-Faith Space for all to enjoy. Art was created by local artist, Renee Jewell from Oneida Nation on the Thames.

Our Learning Journey

Adrian and Nancy from Southwestern Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) visited STEGH in February 2024 to share perspectives and learning about Indigenous and Western Medicine.

The Checkered Eye

In 2023, STEGH implemented the Checkered Eye Project. Patients wearing the symbol will alert the health care team that they are on the spectrum of blindness and will allow the team to make accommodations as needed.

Grandmother Moon

Local artist, Nancy Deleary has shared her talents and painted a mural on the wall in the Multi-Faith Space. Through this mural, Nancy tells the story of Grandmother Moon, to which we are intimately connected. It is said that Grandmother Moon, Nokomis Dbik-giizis watches over the waters of the Earth. Women watch over the waters of the people. Water always comes before new life. Living by these knowledges and teachings makes us remember our First Family, the natural world and how much that family is a blessing for us all.