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Extra Resources

This page contains some training and educational materials related to equity. Feel free to use them in your work or for personal learning. If you have a resource about equity that you would like us to share, please let us know by sending an email to wellbeingwr@regionofwaterloo.ca.


Modules and Reading Lists

Let’s Talk: Whiteness and health equity (2020)

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) has published this installation of the Let’s Talk series introduces the concept of Whiteness to public health audiences. In this reading, authors provide examples of how we can take a critical Whiteness approach to work to reduce racialized health inequities at the individual, institutional and systemic levels.

Let’s Talk: Ethical foundations of health equity (2020)

This document by NCCDH explores justice as the ethical basis of health equity. It expands upon this idea by exploring how public health practitioners can use this knowledge to guide work to address health equity.

Let’s Talk: Racism and health equity (2018)

This reading by the NCCDH provides an excellet foundation to above resources by describing the concepts of race, racism and racialization and emphasizing settler colonialism and structural racism as the root causes of health and social inequities experienced by Indigenous and racialized peoples in Canada.


Additional Resources

Racial Equity Tools

Racial Equity Tools supports everyone working to achieve racial equity

The website offer tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large.


Public Health Ontario – Health Equity

Public Health Ontario provides resources and tools for assessing and improving health equity. Visit their website for free webinars, readings, and assessment tools.

Beyond Inclusion: Equity in Public Engagement

Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue developed the Beyond Inclusion guide through a participatory research and consultation process from 2019-2020 involving community members, engagement practitioners, and representatives from governments and civil society.

Anti-Racism Resources – UWaterloo

This resource is a non-exhaustive list of materials intended to help students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo to develop a deeper understanding of anti-Black racism, racism toward Indigenous folks and people of colour; as well as provide tools for campus community members to engage in anti-racism work across campus.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Roundtable Series – Wilfrid Laurier University

In the fall of 2020, the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Wilfrid Laurier University hosted a two-part virtual roundtable series. These conversations brought together leading thinkers from across Canada to discuss the challenges of pursuing equity, diversity and inclusion in academia.

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