PCMCH’s EDI journey is an evolving one that builds upon work already done.  This webpage is but one way for us to be accountable to our commitments and be transparent with our stakeholders about our efforts. This page will be updated when new activities take place and as new resources are developed. Here are some […]

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Indigenous Health Equity

PCMCH recognizes that historical beliefs about, and attitudes towards, Indigenous peoples have resulted in enormous inequities faced today that take place within many different systems, including the health, child welfare, education and justice systems. Anti-Indigenous racial discrimination and bias have profound negative impacts on the health and wellness of Indigenous peoples in Ontario. There have

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Why Health Equity is Important

Social determinants of health, and how they overlap (also known as intersections), affect the health of individuals, groups and communities in many different ways. Health inequity often impacts people from racial and ethnic minority groups; however, people are socially disadvantaged for many reasons aside from race and ethnicity. For example, this may be based on

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Land Acknowledgement

At PCMCH, we start meetings with a Land Acknowledgement. Land Acknowledgments show recognition of Indigenous lands, treaties and peoples, and encourage us to think about what happened in the past, what can be done in the future to help build positive relationships, and that we are all accountable for building these relationships. PCMCH recognizes that

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COVID-19 Resources

PCMCH has developed resources to support patients, families and healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. PCMCH’s resources on this page include: general care guidelines for healthcare providers to standardize clinical care of pregnant or breastfeeding individuals and their newborns during the pandemic; webinars on a range of COVID-19-related subjects; and tools that will support decision-making

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Safe Administration of Oxytocin

The Safe Administration of Oxytocin guideline report, developed by PCMCH in 2019, outlines best practice recommendations for the safe management of pregnant patients whose labour is induced or augmented with the medication oxytocin. The objective of the report is to reduce the risk of misuse and/or mismanagement of oxytocin by addressing risk factors that have contributed to

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Clinical Handbook for Paediatric Asthma

PCMCH, in partnership with Lung Health Foundation, updated the Clinical Handbook for Paediatric Asthma in November 2021. This handbook is a compendium of the rationale and clinical consensus for emergency department (ED) and in-patient management of paediatric asthma. The handbook: provides clinicians with evidence-based recommendations regarding management of paediatric asthma for the ED, in-patient episodes

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Perinatal Mental Health

Maintaining mental health is important to the well-being of pregnant and postpartum individuals. PCMCH’s Care Pathway for the Management of Perinatal Mental Health (July 2021) and accompanying Guidance Document (July 2021), support healthcare providers in identifying pregnant or postpartum patients who may be experiencing mental health issues, assess the severity of their symptoms, determine appropriate care

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