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Antiracism, Anti-oppression, Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

The Department of Pediatrics and Child Health promotes and supports a community that embraces antiracism, anti-oppression, social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity and is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human. These are key values to create an inclusive community for all and to advance the rights of marginalized peoples.

Antiracism, Anti-oppression, Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity are linked to:

Everyone – learners, faculty, and staff – regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religious beliefs, national origin, rurality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, language, socio-economic status, or role – are to be valued for their individuality and contributions to the diversity and work of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, within the HSC- Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg and the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

Team Members

Lead, EDI/Social Justice: Dr. Ming-Ka Chan (she/her)

Lead, Indigenous Health: Dr. Melanie Morris (she/elle)

Administrative Lead: Ms. Angie Horrock

Contact Info: [email protected]


The work in antiracism, anti-oppression and social justice is done in close collaboration with the Pediatrics Lead, Indigenous Health as well as other university and regional partners. We are committed to learning, unlearning and relearning in all contexts: clinical, education, research and leadership/administration. We welcome feedback and ongoing engagement. Our focus includes the following areas:


  • Provincial Health Equity Week (PHEW) Planning Group
  • Pediatric Indigenous Faculty Development Working Group
  • Pediatric Implementation of Anti-Racism Policy Working Group
  • Canadian Pediatric Society Medical Education Antiracism Working Group
  • National Pediatric Resident EDI Working Group
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