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IWK Health is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We provide primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. Our purpose, "to passionately pursue a healthy future for women, children, youth and families, in all their diversity, through excellence in care, research and innovation, and applied learning." We are fortunate to have a team of 3400 employees, 250 physicians, a wonderful team of volunteers and a research community of over 700 investigators, staff, trainees and students.
Promoting an anti-racist environment and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country.
We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination but have more work to do to build trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.