The Equity Benchmarking Project seeks input on a project being undertaken by a group of organizations interested in advancing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector. The information gathered through this project will be used for action-oriented awareness and capacity-building activities across the sector. You can read more about the project and see the list of participating organizations here.
Would you be interested in participating in a 90-minute facilitated discussion where you can share your insights and experiences and hear the insights and experiences of others? There are two sessions to choose from:
Session 01 – Friday, June 10 – 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET
People from equity-seeking groups who are Board Members or sector employees.
Racial and socio-economic disparities in COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and mortality have been documented in London, Ontario, as well as in Canada and abroad.
Social determinants of health (SDOH), such as gender, socioeconomic position, race, ethnicity, occupation, Indigeneity, homelessness and incarceration, are factors that potentially increase the risk and severity of COVID-19 infection.
Gender, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, occupation, Indigeneity, homelessness, and incarceration are examples of social determinants of health (SDOH) that may enhance the likelihood and severity of COVID-19 infection. Incorporating SDOH into risk considerations and assessments is crucial for supporting an equitable COVID-19 response.
Please visit Coronavirus Synopsis of Key Articles to find detailed reviews on how COVID-19 inequities have manifested in other jurisdictions. These articles offer insight into how various populations have been impacted by COVID-19. These can help support decision-making and program development to improve health equity.