In all parts of contemporary life we live with, work alongside and serve people who are different from ourselves. Making ethically justified decisions requires working well in this context.
Crucial to responding effectively is the value of pluralism – seeing difference as a strength and working to respond to challenges in collaboration with others so we can find common solutions to shared problems in a way that doesn’t require us to compromise what is essential to us.
We are thinking through what this means practically. We do know that this pluralism requires understanding and skill.
The websites below are resources that share thinking on both of these areas.
To meet the needs of our diverse population and to increase cultural safety/competency, staff have access to diversity education, translation services, interpreter services, diversity consultations, and support with culturally sensitive messaging.