Hear from the CALD Board Champion

Board member Aurélia Balpe is a champion for the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) subcommittee. The subcommittee’s vision is to have a culturally safe environment for all members of our culturally and linguistically diverse community.

In 2019, The CALD subcommittee advised and supported the key actions in the strategy and completed a demographic profile of our workforce at every level and are currently working towards improving patient experience for our diverse consumers. In March 2019 the subcommittee organised a ‘Taste of Harmony Lunch’ at 122 Thomas Street Dandenong. The event coincided with Harmony Week, a week that celebrates inclusiveness, respect, and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background. The lunch included a fashion parade of traditional outfits from the Dental Services team, followed by a performance from the local Filipino Choir.

We are committed to removing all barriers that may prevent our consumers, employees, volunteers and community from being fully included in their healthcare. If you are interested in joining this subcommittee, please email: Equity&Inclusion@monashhealth.org

Read the 2018-2023 Equity and Inclusion Strategy here. 

Hear from our Board Chair Dipak Sanghvi about the LGBTI subcommittee here: https://mhinews.monashhealth.org/hear-from-our-equity-and-inclusion-board-champions/