Specialist, Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism (EIDAR)

Posted Date 6 days ago(4/8/2021 1:31 PM)
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JOB TITLE:  Specialist, Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism (EIDAR) Ontario Health (West)    


STATUS: Permanent Full Time    

REPORTS TO: Ontario Health (West) Health Equity Portfolio

LOCATION: No physical geographic location assigned



COMPETITION NO.: LON-03-2021-21 (Please reference Competition No. in the subject line of your submission email)

CLOSING DATE: April 15, 2021



Ontario Health (West) will play a pivotal role in building a best-in-class health care system that provides unparalleled patient experience. We are driven by one main goal, to deliver an integrated service offering that efficiently and effectively provides coordinated health care services to Ontarians where and when they need them. In order to transform the health system in a way that improves the quality and delivery of care across the province, we will need to harness the potential of our people. For this reason, we are committed to fostering an environment where employees thrive and achieve their personal best.


This position, reporting to the Manager, Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism (EIDAR) provides operational support for organizational equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism efforts and is responsible for achievement of Ontario Health (West) (OH West) priorities as they relate to advancing person and population focused integrated care and embedding a focus on health equity in all that we do. This position will promote an organizational culture that is inclusive as well as representative of the community we serve in our employee populations.


Here is what you will be doing:

  • Support the advancement of the multi-year West Region strategy by reconciling identified gaps and promoting equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism (EIDAR), both internally (policies, processes and practices) and externally (equitable and culturally appropriate access to health care),
  • Support the EIDAR Steering Committee with the shaping of its work and the ongoing evolution of its mandate
  • Consult across the Ontario Health West organization and with diverse community partners to articulate the strategic vision for EIDAR for OH (West)
  • Consider the unique experiences of under-served and under-represented groups of employees, patients and community members, through ongoing engagement and co-design approaches
  • Identify and support the delivery of appropriate changes to ensure OH West becomes more inclusive and anti-oppressive
  • Support the engagement and collaboration with OH and other OH regions, and aligns OH West plans with the OH Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism strategy to advance this work
  • Develop, promote and manage provision of EIDAR education of internal staff and external partners
  • Draft policies, procedures and/or guidelines on matters related to EIDAR to improve internal processes, validating organizational commitment to EIDAR
  • Provide guidance, coaching and mentorship to the leadership and staff at all levels on matters related to EIDAR
  • Regularly report on activities and status associated with EIDAR
  • Build/maintain relationships integral to quality health services in our local health care system
  • Follow all health and safety requirements of the organization
  • Other duties as assigned


Here is what you will need to be successful:



  • Significant knowledge of EIDAR, including the ability to proactively identify challenges and opportunities related to these areas of expertise to support planning and strategy implementation
  • Lived experience as a member of an under-served, under-represented, or BIPOC community, addressing complex equity, diversity and human rights issues is an asset



  • A university degree in a related discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in healthcare, organizational culture, equity, diversity, social accountability, change management, human rights, quality and/or patient services
  • Strong awareness and understanding of BIPOC communities and services in OH (West)
  • Significant degree of knowledge of anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, inclusion and diversity
  • Solid understanding of the Ontario health care system
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills and ability to build trust as a means of influencing outcomes
  • Experience with culturally responsive facilitation techniques and processes, including developing and facilitating complex meetings involving diverse partners, with strong ability to hold difficult conversations with members in and outside of diverse groups
  • Ability to proactively identify challenges and opportunities related to EIDAR to support planning and strategy development
  • Ability to effectively carry out the vision and direction of the EIDAR strategy
  • Familiarity with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the organizational obligations associated with this legislation
  • Solid project management skills and proven experience successfully implementing and completing projects
  • Ability to use and interpret data from multiple sources to generate reports appropriate to a variety of audiences and to guide evidence-based decisions
  • Innovative problem solver focused on reaching solutions
  • Knowledge of Health Equity and Community Engagement frameworks
  • Strong technical abilities with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Application Process:

Applicants are to submit their resume and cover letter to hr.ww@lhins.on.ca by 4:30pm April 15, 2021, quoting Competition No. LON-03-2021-21 in the subject line.


Accommodation and Diversity

Ontario Health (West) is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve, to ensuring our services and communications are accessible to all individuals, and to embedding equity into our employment practices.


In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, accommodations can be provided throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in this process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodations that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. 



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