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recruitment, retention, racialized workers, Ontatio healthcare


This research endeavors to explore the factors influencing the retention of racialized workers within Ontario's long-term care sector, recognizing the imperative of fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace environment. Employing a mixed-methods approach, survey data was collected to unravel the unique challenges faced by racialized workers and discern the determinants influencing their decision to remain in the sector or seek employment elsewhere. The study delves into various facets such as workplace culture, organizational policies, and interpersonal dynamics, elucidating their pivotal role in retention. Furthermore, the research evaluates the potential impact of mentorship programs, diversity training initiatives, and career development opportunities in cultivating a more inclusive and supportive atmosphere. Data was gathered through online surveys from 23 participants, and the findings aim to provide valuable insights for policymakers, healthcare administrators, and industry stakeholders. These insights will inform the development of targeted strategies aimed at enhancing the retention of racialized workers in Ontario's long-term care sector, ultimately fostering a diverse and resilient healthcare workforce capable of delivering high-quality care.


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies (FAHCS)


Bachelor of Social and Community Development

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Kerr-McCarthy, K., & Bonnick, N. (2024). Foster inclusivity and equity: Strategiesfor retaining racialized workers in Ontario’s healthcare sector [Unpublished poster]. Sheridan College.


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