Health Equity Tools and Resources

Addressing health equity in Waterloo Wellington is a key priority in creating the highest quality health system possible for residents of Waterloo Wellington. In order to ensure issues surrounding health equity are address in all areas of the health system, we have made changes to the French Language Service Report to include questions on how organizations have made efforts to improve health equity through their programs and services. Below are some tools and resources, including our October 27th Webinar, that you may find helpful as you complete the new report template or as you consider health equity initiatives within your organization.


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Health Equity Webinar

We had heard from residents that many positive changes have been made to the local health care system; however, not all residents share in these positive experiences nor do they have the same health outcomes as others because of inequities in the system.

We invited representatives from health service providers to attend this webinar to learn more about health equity and recent updates to the French Language Services Report to include questions on how your organization has made intentional efforts to improve health equity through your programs and services.

Click here to view webinar presentation.

French Language Services

Ontario Hospital Association

French Language Services (FLS) Online Toolkit

Learn more about French Language planning in our community here.

Aboriginal Services

Provincial Health Services Authority Aboriginal Health Program

Ontario Core Indigenous Cultural Safety Health Training

University of British Columbia

Course – Reconciliation through Indigenous Education 

Saint Elizabeth Health Care

First Nations, Inuit and Metis Program

Learn more about Aboriginal engagement and services in our community here.


Cover all the bases with Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) - By Region of Haltom

Additional HEIA Resources

Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA)

Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Online Course (partnership with the MOHLTC, the CAMH Health)


Additional Resources

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ontario College of Family Physicians

The College of Family Physicians of Canada

  • Preventive Care Checklist Form for Primary Care Providers – Female / Male 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Centre for Effective Practice


Champlain Community Health Centre

The Common Wealth Fund