This February at Grand River Hospital, we are recognizing and celebrating the contributions of Black Canadians and community members in shaping our country and our health care system. We are also proud to acknowledge and recognize the past and present contributions of our Black team members at GRH, made up of staff, providers, learners, and volunteers.
This year, the theme for Black History Month is “Ours to Tell” – signifying the importance of listening to the voices of Black community members, patients and staff at GRH. This theme also serves as a reminder of our value of “Welcome one to Welcome all” and our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism all year round.
In addition to celebrating Black History Month in a variety of ways, we will also be listening and learning about health inequities that exist for members of the Black community and the ways in which health care providers can contribute to eliminating these inequities.
We look forward to this month as a special opportunity to celebrate, listen, and acknowledge the voices and contributions of Black Canadians, both past and present.
Happy Black History Month!
Grand River Hospital Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Directors