Diversity, Social Inclusion and Cultural Competence

Diversity, Social Inclusion and Cultural Competence

Second Annual Health Equity Forum - March 2012

Domestic Violence Action Plan


Greetings Video



  • Greetings - Sandy Goodwin, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) Diversity Committee Co-chair
  • Aboriginal Welcome - Carol Lawrence, Accounting Clerk, DHW
  • Reflections of a Mi’kmaw Nursing Student - Courtney Pennell
  • Overview of Day - Sharon Davis-Murdoch, Special Advisor to the Associate Deputy Minister on Diversity & Social Inclusion, DHW Diversity Committee Co-Chair


Health Equity and Cultural Competence in the Context of Domestic Violence


  •  Lynn Langille, Coordinator, Health Disparities, DHW


Provider responses video or Provider Responses to Domestic Violence - Nova Scotia Context


  • Dr. David Gass, Physician Advisor, DHW


Community Voices Panel Video


  • Phyllis Marsh-Jarvis – Community Leader, Executive Member and Cape Breton lead of the Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC)
  • Debbie Boyd- Crowther – Director of Family and Community Healing Program, Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia
  • Tabinda Sheikh – Policy Analyst, DHW
  • Judy Hughes – Community Leader – (Dis/Ability and Social Justice Partnerships)
  • Jeanne Rokosh – Manager, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Nova Scotia Community College, Leeds Campus
  • Marie-Claude Rioux - Directrice générale Réseau Santé - Nouvelle-Écosse


Keynote Address Video


  • Deborah Sinclair - YWCA Woman of Distinction 2010


Provider Voices Panel Video


  • Robert Wright – Social Worker, Lecturer and PhD student, Recipient of the Canadian Association of Social Work Distinguished Services Award
  • James Gouthro – Field Assessment Officer, DHW
  • Shireen Singer – Clinical Social Work, IWK
  • Valerie White – Chief Executive Officer, Seniors Secretariat
  • Laura Ehler – Executive Director, Bryony House


Integration Video or  Health Equity, Cultural Competence & the Provincial Domestic Violence Action Plan (DVAP) - Provider Perspective


  • Dr. Ken Buchholz, Rural Physician, Annapolis Family Practice Associates Ltd.


Guideline Development Video


  • Ken Scott, Director, Adult Mental Health,  DHW


Final Word – Spoken Word Video


  • El Jones, Spoken Word Artist


Wrap up and Evaluation Video


  • Sharon Davis-Murdoch and Sandy Goodwin