Providence staff are invited to attend the Covenant Health Ethics & Discernment Centre’s first virtual conference on Ethics and Diversity in the Pursuit of Belonging happening March 22-25.

We are living in a time where racism, the erosion of trust in societal institutions, polarizing politics and issues of ‘othering’ are rapidly escalating. These threats leave us and our communities diminished – and they are counter to the call to foster belonging and the vocation of the Common Good.

How ought we respond in these times? What can we do to foster belonging and connection? How shall we live in order to usher in peace, reconciliation and justice together?

Please join us as we examine these challenges through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching and the call to foster belonging in and through Catholic institutions.

March 22, 2021Claims, bias and tensions concerning human dignity in Catholic health care

Dr. Gordon Self, Chief Mission and Ethics Officer, Covenant Health

Jon Popowich, Chief Quality and Privacy Officer, Covenant Health

March 23, 2021Confronting Racism in Communities of Care: Trust, Respect and Accountability

Meaghan Ellis - Corporate Lead, Mission and Ethics, Covenant Health

Remi Bolarinwa - Site Administrator, St. Therese Villa, Covenant Health

March 24, 2021Solidarity

Dr. Eleanor Stewart, Clinical Ethicist, Covenant Health

Fr. Susai Jesu, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples

Dr. Theresa Zolner, Clinical Director, Mercy Counselling

March 25, 2021Reimagining Belonging: Participation as The Path to Wholeness

Bonnie Tejada, Director of Mission and Spirituality, Covenant Health

Joy Hurst, Manager of Patient Relations, Covenant Health


Registration is free and everyone is invited to attend their choice of sessions. Please register before registration closes on Friday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m.

For more information about the conference, visit the Ethics & Discernment Centre website.

This page last updated Mar 16, 2021 5:39pm PDT