Image Description: A flag signifying the trans and non-binary communities displays the colours in the following order: baby blue, white, pink, yellow, white, purple and black. The transgender symbol in the middle is in white with black outline. It is a mix of female (Venus), male (Mars), and androgyne (Venus and Mars mixed). This symbol was designed in the 1990s by Holly Boswell, Wendy Parker, and Nancy R. Nangeroni.] Image Source: https://www.esu.edu/gender-sexuality/trans.cfm Background Source: https://nonbinary.wiki/wiki/Gender_symbols
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team is pleased to share some great news about the positive staff responses in requests for pronouns on name tags following the Hello My Name Is campaign. As part of the campaign we wanted to highlight a simple way to signal out intent to be inclusive of gender diverse patients, staff and community members.
From this awareness effort, in July we saw a 16 per cent increase in requests for pronouns on PHC name tags compared to June, and a 14 per cent increase in August!
Learn why pronouns help in inclusive introductions.
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Providence Health Care (PHC) staff, patients and community members will continue to work towards becoming more inclusive of 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and communities. We welcome you to connect with the EDI team to support your learning journey! You can reach us at: EDI@providencehealth.bc.ca or check out resources on the Pride 2022 Connect page.