EDI: Strategic Plan 2020-2023


A Department of Surgery whose core values of diversity and equity shape its culture, inform its academic mission and policies, and inspires its members


  • Structural change 
  • Cultural change
  • Partnerships to share resources, expertise, and initiatives 
  • Commitment at all levels: Leaders, members, and trainees

Areas for intervention

Data and metrics

Cultural change

Policies and processes

  •  Survey every 3 years 
  • Promotion & leadership profiles

  • Education: Faculty training; Resident curriculum
  • Engagement: Mentorship; Rounds; Speakers; Workshops

  • Complaints 
  • Academic promotion
  • Search committees
  • Parental leave
  • Financial equity


Community engagement

Review & reassessment

  • Website
  • Social media, articles
  • Communal partnerships
  • Consult roles
  • Education through lived experiences 
  • Ongoing data collection of membership profiles
  • Evaluate initiative effectiveness