A lens is a filter or a way of looking at things. It encourages us to consider certain ideas in our work.
A lens tool is an assessment tool. It provides a way of applying a special filter or certain concepts to what we do. In this case, the lens tool seeks to encourage the application of diversity and inclusion concepts to all we do for IWK patients and families.
The diversity and inclusion lens tool is a set of questions intended to help IWK Health Centre staff, physicians and volunteers to consider the concepts of diversity and inclusion in the development, revision, implementation and evaluation of programs, policies and practices. The lens tool serves to promote and protect diversity at the IWK.
To help ensure the inclusion of all in programs, policies and practices, ask yourself the following questions:
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