IDEA Resources – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action in Physiotherapy

Many thanks to the Global Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Dr. Tracy Blake, and the numerous Members of the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association who contributed to the creation of this list.


The resource list below was created as part of our ongoing commitment to creating change when it comes to inclusion, diversity, anti-racism and equity in the Physiotherapy profession and the healthcare community. The intention of this resource list is to provide barrier-free access to information that is particularly relevant to Physiotherapists. It is by no means an exhaustive list, nor will it ever be, and it is intended to be evolving as new resources become available. If there is something we should be featuring, please let us know at

IDEA Resources – Tools to address Inequity, Discrimination, Equity and Anti-racism in Physiotherapy

Discrimination is a powerful determinant of health. In recent months, we have heard loud and clear that we need to change our behaviours within our own clinical practices and beyond in our efforts to support meaningful, lasting change in physiotherapy, healthcare and the world.

As part of our commitment to understanding and combatting racism and discrimination and their role as a health crisis, the NOD has created this Resrouce Library in an effort to create a hub for clinicians
to grow their understanding of how racism and discrimination affect health, our practice and our profession.

We invite you to explore, share and consider contributing additional resources! Join us, as we
seek to be catalysts for change in the healthcare world, ultimately improving the health and lives of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.





Peer-reviewed articles/Research

Toolkits and other Resources

Community Engagement and Initiatives

  • The BBIPOC PT Student Collective
  • BIPOC for Dance Health – Directory for BIPOC health professionals who support dance health.
  • The Black PT Association (BPTA) – The BPTA is forming to connect and support Black PTs and PT students. The role of the BPTA will include providing networking and mentorship opportunities, increasing the voice of Black PTs within the profession and the healthcare system and inspiring Black youth to enter the field. For more information, please reach out to Meredith Smith at

French Resources