Manitoulin Health Centre Raises the Pride Flag Proudly

News Release - August 20, 2021 

Little Current/Mindemoya, ON - The Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) proudly raised the Pride Flag today in support of our 2SLGBTQ Community.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association “Although lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer identified (LGBTQ) people are as diverse as the general Canadian population in their experiences of mental health and well-being, they face higher risks for some mental health issues due to the effects of discrimination and the social determinants of health. Socio-economic factors (or determinants) play a key role in mental health and wellbeing for all of us, and are particularly important for marginalized populations. Three significant determinants of positive mental health and wellbeing are: social inclusion; freedom from discrimination and violence; and access to economic resources. LGBTQ people experience stigma and discrimination across their life spans, and are targets of sexual and physical assault, harassment and hate crimes”.

MHC promotes and supports the right to be known, heard, understood, accepted, and respected. Everyone has the right to be free from fear, free from oppression and free to love themselves.

Paula Fields, Co-CEO of MHC says “Manitoulin Health Centre’s mission is ‘To contribute to the health and well being of all who come to us in need’. We take pride in providing equal access and care to all community members regardless of age, sex, race or identity. We truly strive to live our values of respect, passion and truth. We stand with the community in celebrating Pride Week.” 

Tim Vine, Co-CEO of MHC says “Supported by our Cultural Safety, Engagement, and Inclusion Committee, MHC is building an inclusive culture and space for patients, physicians, learners, staff, and volunteers. Raising the Pride flag this week is a small, but important, gesture in our continued effort to ensure MHC is a safe and inclusive space for all that come to us in need.”


Paula Fields 

Co-CEO, Manitoulin Health Centre

(705) 368-2300

Tim Vine 

Co-CEO, Manitoulin Health Centre

(705) 368-2300