Statement on Anti-Black Racist Incident at Michael Garron Hospital

Today, there was a disturbing and despicable anti-Black racist act found at a construction site at Michael Garron Hospital. SEIU Healthcare condemns this disgusting act of anti-Black racism and all other forms of racism and discrimination.

As a union that celebrates and fights for equality, respect, and justice for all, we will not tolerate hurtful and hateful actions, nor will we permit violence or harassment that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

SEIU Healthcare is offering support to members in response to this act of racism.

Please contact your union representative if you would like support.

Our union will speak with Michael Garron Hospital management to express our serious concerns with this incident and ensure they do whatever it takes to stop all forms of racism and discrimination in the workplace. We call on Michael Garron Hospital, Ellis Don, and Toronto Police Service to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

Led by one of the most diverse union leadership teams and executive boards in Canada, we remain forever committed in our efforts to ensure diversity, inclusiveness, and racial justice.