Three years ago, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) began trailblazing inclusive health care practices with our leading ROAD to Equity: Health Equity Certificate Program. Designed to empower those delivering health care to promote accessible health and develop strategies to reduce health disparities, the groundbreaking program has had an incredible impact. As a result, staff and leaders from our hospital and many community partner organizations are better meeting the needs of our most vulnerable patients across Scarborough.

As one cohort wraps up…

Earlier this summer, SHN proudly celebrated the achievements of our third cohort to complete the program. The virtual convocation ceremony including senior leadership team members, program sponsors, and facilitators, and featured keynote speaker Dr. Andrew Pinto – who is the founder and director of the Upstream Lab, a research team focused on tackling social determinants, population health management and using data to enable proactive care.

Having started the course in fall 2022, our graduates took part in sessions on a range of topics, including Indigenous health; disability and social exclusion; race, racism and oppression; refugee and newcomer health; mental health and addictions; gender and 2SLGBTQ+; income and employment; and housing and food security. Here are reflections from some of our grads on the impact of the course:

… the next cohort gets going

SHN is excited to be launching the fourth cohort of ROAD to Equity. Our Health Equity Certificate Program – open to all individuals and teams interested in expanding their knowledge of health equity, and enhancing their ability to reduce disparities and promote health in our community. The program accepts applicants across all disciplines and sectors delivering care to the Scarborough community.

Applying for Health Equity Certificate Program – Cohort 4

We are currently accepting applications. The deadline for submission is Wednesday August 16, 2023. If you are interested or have questions, please contact us at