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Volunteer Equity and Diversity Survey

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Bridge Program allows caring and empathetic university students to both give and receive in the most meaningful way possible; by helping another human being through a difficult and vulnerable time. This is central to the ICUBP’s mission of delivering human kindness on a very personal level to people in crisis.

Since Fall of 2016, the ICUBP has been open to any university student, regardless of program. We've had students from 7 different Québec universities, as well as numerous exchange students. The ICUBP prides itself on the diversity of its volunteers and executive team.

To further increase this diversity and ensure that our program's volunteers are representative of Canada's diverse population, the ICUBP is:

  1. Reaching out and collaborating with university and community organizations that represent groups that have been identified as being underrepresented within McGill's medical program:

    • Black people

    • Indigenous peoples: First Nations, Inuit, or Métis

    • Low socioeconomic backgrounds: individuals with a familial income that is $80,000 (Québec's median) or less.

    • Familial income = combined income of parents or guardians and siblings within a household.

    • Rural: Individuals who spent the majority of their childhood (0-18 years old) in a rural (population < 1000) or small population center (population = 1000-29,999)

  2. Assessing the effectiveness of these outreach efforts via this survey.


Through these actions, the ICUBP aims to expose and inspire individuals from these communities to not only enter the medical field, but to further it with their novel thoughts, ideas, and abilities.

VOLUNTEERS: Please check your emails for the link to this 12-minute Equity Survey. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Preliminary Survey Results

Visible minority refers to whether a person belongs to a visible minority group as defined by the Employment Equity Act and, if so, the visible minority group to which the person belongs. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as "persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour". 

- Canadian Employment Act S.C. 1995, c. 44 

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