The Cultural Diversity Committee is a Standing Committee that develops initiatives that will help increase various types of diversity and understanding of diversity within the profession of psychology in Nova Scotia. Its mandates are:
- To provide information and support to psychologists in Nova Scotia to assist them to:
- provide services to diverse clients in collaboration with the APNS Continuing Education Committee and the APNS Executive Director.
- further and support the promotion of diversity amongst psychologists within Nova Scotia.
- support other APNS committees who wish to consider diversity issues in their various activities.
- To connect and liaise with organizations that service diverse populations within Nova Scotia in order to:
- identify outreach opportunities to diverse populations to increase diversity within the profession of psychology.
- support psychologists from diverse backgrounds with issues of marginalization.
Definition: The term “cultural diversity” is meant to include not only diverse ethnic groups but any group which would be considered a non-majority, or an under-represented “culture” within the field of psychology (e.g., LGBTQ, language, and rural populations, etc.).
Truth and Reconciliations Commission Workgroup
The Truth and Reconciliations Commission (TRC) Report Workgroup is a working group under the guidance of the Cultural Diversity Committee called together to address the recommendations of the TRC as it applied to Psychology.