Cornwall Police Service and Cornwall Community Hospital Hiring Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinator

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Cornwall Police Service and Cornwall Community Hospital Hiring Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinator

A partnership 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.

This shared 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.

“During the 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.

Both 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.

“Through our 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.

“Cornwall 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.

Both 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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