BCNU is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all members.
Our membership is diverse and dynamic – reflecting the changing face of the healthcare
workforce. Through our Human Rights and Equity Committee and our equity caucuses
and networks we work to ensure this diversity is reflected and
equity is promoted at all levels of the union – in our activities and in
our leadership and staff.
Our equity caucuses are the
Workers of Colour Caucus,
Aboriginal Leadership Circle,
Workers with Disabilities Caucus, and the
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Caucus.
These groups promote the profile and voice of BCNU members from communities that
have endured historic and systemic discrimination and marginalization.
An additional caucus, the
Men in Nursing Caucus, was established as a way of recognizing the challenges
which men may face as they enter a profession that has been shaped and circumscribed
historically by patriarchal gender norms.
In addition the Committee provides support to, and advocates on behalf of
internationally educated nurses.
All members can contribute to efforts to build a more inclusive union, whether through
participating in a caucus/network, or by working
as an ally in support of the caucuses’ work.
More on BCNU’s commitment…
Caucuses & Networks
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