New Roads to Anti-racism, Anti-oppression, and Equity Services for Survivors of Violence: Significance of Determinants of Health

By Monica Riutort, Sandra Rupnarain and Leena Masoud.

Published by The International Journal of Organizational Diversity

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Published online: June 14, 2017 Free Download

There exists an inequality between individuals and population groups, an inequality that is preventable, avoidable, and unjust. This inequality has been defined as inequity. The Peel Institute on Violence Prevention recognizes that inequities present in the day-to-day lives of individuals in the diverse regional municipality of Peel, Southern Ontario, Canada have not been eliminated by health and social service agencies. The literature review describes the Intersectionality of multiple social determinants of health and well-being as integral to delivering equitable health and social services, and achieving optimal health and well-being according to the Aboriginal Circle of Health. The Equity Framework proposed by the Peel Institute on Violence Prevention contributes to the discussion of racism, oppression, equity, and determinants of health and well-being. The Equity Framework prioritizes gender and race as key determinant, which are impossible to ignore. This is relevant when examining the intersection of other social determinants of health and well-being, in cases, such as the patterns of violence. The Institute expects that the client-centered approach of the framework can help to deliver a vision for a more unified community that eliminates inequity among the populations.

Keywords: Equity in Accessibility, Inclusion, Exclusion

The International Journal of Organizational Diversity, Volume 17, Issue 1, June 2017, pp.11-23. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 14, 2017 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 965.325KB)).

Monica Riutort

Manager, Peel Institute on Violence Prevention, Peel, Ontario, Canada

Sandra Rupnarain

Director, Client Services, Family Services of Peel, Peel, Ontario, Canada

Leena Masoud

Consultant, Peel Institute on Violence Prevention, Peel, Ontario, Canada