between the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) and Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH)
will see both community-based organizations working together to take measurable
positive action in promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI)
through the recruitment of an EDI Coordinator.
staff resource between CPS and CCH, two of our community’s largest essential
public service providers, will provide strategic guidance on EDI and help
implement initiatives within both organizations, such as training, projects and
outreach, to support the advancement of EDI in their respective workplaces and
interactions with the public.
development of the 2021-2023 CPS Strategic Plan, our Service named Equity,
Diversity and Inclusivity as one of four core pillars, recognizing the need to
interweave EDI into the day-to-day work of our members and ensure that it
continues to be prioritized. Some of the goals within this pillar include
building trust and relationships with diverse communities, addressing systemic
barriers, creating a diverse workplace and ensuring a culturally competent
membership. We value our partnership with CCH and look forward to the role of
the EDI Coordinator in helping us better serve our community,” said Chief of
Police Shawna Spowart.
organizations are hopeful that the new EDI Coordinator will greatly assist with
advancing the work that has already been started, while recognizing there is
still a lot of work left to do.
stakeholder engagement, during the development of our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan,
we heard that the hospital needs to enhance its work on prioritizing the
wellbeing of our people and responding equitability to the needs of our diverse
patient population and staff,” said Jeanette Despatie, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Cornwall Hospital.
Hospital is committed to delivering collaborative and compassionate care that
is equitable and empowering for those it serves. This new EDI Coordinator will
help ensure that CCH can deliver on our strategic priority of Building a
Culture of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Embracing Reconciliation. We
look forward to working with the CPS on this important partnership that will
see two of our region’s essential service providers better meet the needs of
our diverse community,” added Despatie.
organizations are currently working collaboratively to review applications and
select a successful candidate, which they hope to announce in the coming weeks.
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