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Human Rights and Equity

BCNU Condemns Anti-Black Racism

The British Columbia Nurses' Union is strongly committed to the principles of justice, equity, and the equitable access to the social determinants of health. It is on this basis that we stand in solidarity with all Black people in the fight for social and economic justice and against the forces of systemic racism. As nurses, we are uniquely placed to advocate for the dismantling of systems of oppression, because every day we see how they negatively impact the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities alike.  

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Human Rights and Equity Committee

Through the work of the Human Rights and Equity Committee, we work to enhance the voice and place of our members who have experienced historic and systemic discrimination and marginalization. We want all members to feel welcome in BCNU. We`re stronger together when everyone feels free to participate and get involved. 

Our four equity caucus groups include the  Indigenous Leadership Circle, the LGBTQ Caucus, the Mosaic of Colour Caucus, and the Workers with Disabilities Caucus. They were established according to the same principles of the Human Rights Code of BC. They recognize the need to support members who may feel less welcome and find participation more difficult, by giving them a space to speak freely about issues that matter to them. As a result, these members are empowered and often become more active in the union. 

The Committee also helps internationally-educated nurses​, and assists other groups of union members organize their own networks. To date, BCNU supports the Men in Nursing Group,  and the Young Nurses' Network

Updated: 7/2/2020 1:39 PM

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