Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity encompasses, without limitation, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and marital or parental status.
A key component in addressing diversity, equity and inclusion is cultural agility. The CCA defines cultural agility as having enhanced skills and knowledge of the needs of a diverse society and requiring a commitment to inclusion that begins with broader concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion. The CCA acknowledges cultural agility as a foundation for competent healthcare delivery to improve patient outcomes and engage in healthcare initiatives.
The CCA’s DEI Statement is adapted and modelled after the American Chiropractic Association’s statement. Our statement establishes diversity, equity and inclusion as principles that must be woven into the fabric of our profession, the CCA, and in the profession’s approach to providing excellent patient care.
For more info, visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webpage