Respect the DifferenceTM
Partner Toolkit

 

Welcome to the Respect the DifferenceTM movement!

We all have the potential to be changemakers, and we have the mutual responsibility to take action toward a culture of kindness, respect and compassion. 

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is coming together to create a culture of diversity, inclusion, respect, social accountability and wellness. Let’s work and learn in a culture of kindness. Read more about NOSM’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

We invite all Canadian medical schools, the medical sector as a whole, all levels of education, and organizations across Canada to join us in our movement and Respect the DifferenceTM

Together, we can ignite a positive cultural change that is grounded in respect and reaches beyond our individual organizations and into our communities. 

Institutions and organizations interested in partnering with NOSM in support of the Respect the DifferenceTM movement may contact us communications@nosm.ca.


The Respect the DifferenceTM Partner Toolkit provides up-to-date tools and resources that you and your school or organization can reference, use and share.

Creative Overview 

The study of genetics has given us a whole new understanding of ourselves and why we are who we are. 

Did you know that 99% of human DNA is the same?

With so much in common genetically, how we respond to what makes each of us different is our individual choice. Let’s #RespectTheDifference.

The Logo

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The Respect the DifferenceTM logo consists of two elements: the graphic and the text. The graphic is a visual representation of the motivation behind the movement. 

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The graphic is made up of three eye shapes layered upon each other with primary colours that, when blended together, form an infinite amount of colour possibilities.

The structure of a human eye is complex, but will not reveal one’s ethnicity, colour, sex, age, gender, or sexual orientation.

Colour
A kaleidoscope of colour is used, representing the full spectrum of individuality.

Text
The text is the name and tagline for the movement. It is a call to action that asks us to see ourselves and each other and to Respect the DifferenceTM.

By bringing attention to what unites us all as people, including our many differences, Respect the DifferenceTM hopes to spark a positive shift in our learning and work cultures. 

Please read the Respect the DifferenceTM Use of Logo Guidelines for more information.

Be a Changemaker.

Be the one who desires change in the world and gathers knowledge and resources, to make it happen.

We all have the potential to be changemakers, and we have the mutual responsibility to create a culture of kindness, respect and compassion.

  • Be motivated to achieve a change that will help the state of humankind.
  • Reach as many people as possible to help build momentum for this movement.
  • Take action to make that change happen.

The Respect the DifferenceTM Toolkit provides you with tools and resources that you can use to communicate, share and promote this movement. 

It all starts here. And it all starts with you.

  • Key Messages

    Be a changemaker. Choose to lead, learn, teach, influence, and advocate with kindness and respect.

  • We are committed to fostering a safe, respectful and kind learning and work environment.

  • Our institution/organization’s policies and procedures support our commitment to a culture of kindness and respect.

  • Creating a culture of kindness is everyone’s responsibility.

  • Know what resources and supports are available to you.

Social Media

Leverage social media to help share #RespectTheDifference. It’s a direct way to consciously influence and spread a culture of kindness. 

  • Follow NOSM on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram @thenosm where we will share #RespectTheDifference messages and resources that you can repost and share.
  • Find graphics sized for use on websites, email signatures, social media banners and posts.
  • Actively share the hashtag: #RespectTheDifference, #RespecteLaDifference (French) in your social media posts and share the graphics, videos, stories and resources. 
  • Tag us @thenosm in your personal or organization’s social media posts.
  • Direct your followers to culture.nosm.ca.
  • Email us your stories that highlight #RespectTheDifference. We may choose to share them on our social media or on culture.nosm.ca.

Social Media Images


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Logos

Available versions:
Full-Colour, English/French
Black, English/French
White, English/French

Download logos.

Newsletters/Email Messaging

Messages for email, newsletters and general sharing: 


Join the Movement

Learn more.















Become a Changemaker.











Join the movement.



















Come together.
Call to Action

The study of genetics has given us a whole new understanding of ourselves and why we are who we are.

Did you know that 99% of human DNA is the same?

With so much in common genetically, how we respond to what makes us different is our individual choice. Let’s #RespectTheDifference.

Learn more at culture.nosm.ca.


Let’s work in a culture of kindness and #RespectTheDifference.  

 Be a Changemaker. Let’s come together to create a culture of diversity, inclusion, social accountability and wellness. Let’s spark a culture of kindness and appreciate the differences in each other. 

#RespectTheDifference   


I choose to be kind, encouraging, self-aware, and respectful. Join the culture of kindness movement. #RespectTheDifference.  

Join me in being a Changemaker. Together we will form a positive environment that is inclusive and kind. Learn how. #RespectTheDifference

I #RespectTheDifference. I have an important role in fostering diversity and inclusivity. Discover how you can help personally advance a culture of kindness starting with medical education.#RespectTheDifference

Let’s help spark a culture of appreciation, kindness and respect. #RespectTheDifference


Kindness and respect unite us all. Let’s all model respect and kindness in our profession. Join #RespectTheDifference.

Be mindful of all aspects of human differences such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, gender identity, geography, your lived experience, your values.

#RespectTheDifference Your unique attributes—your diversity—enhance your learning and work environments.

I choose to see individual differences with intention. The more we understand, recognize and appreciate our differences, the better we are able to nurture a learning and work environment in which each individual feels safe to be themselves, to share and to innovate.

Kindness is the goal and unique attributes are our strength. I #RespectTheDifference by choosing to be kind.

General Messages of Support

Let’s all #RespectTheDifference. Join the culture of kindness movement.. Learn more at culture.nosm.ca.

#RespectTheDifference recognizes that unique attributes in individuals sparks innovation. Learn how you can be a role model and contribute to thriving learning environments.  

Be part of a positive movement. It’s up to all of us to create safe and inclusive environments.



Support a kinder learning and work environment.  We all deserve kindness and respect.

Our differences and unique attributes are our strengths. Be a Changemaker, #RespectTheDifference. 

Become a Changemaker. Support kindness in the medical profession.


Support NOSM’s movement of kindness and inclusivity. 

Respect the diversity and differences that make us unique. #RespectTheDifference















Our differences and unique attributes enrich our learning and work environments. I support kindness and I #RespectTheDifference.

#RespectTheDifference in the spirit of kindness. Appreciating individual unique attributes and differences and choosing kind behaviour will lead to positive change.

#RespectTheDifference means nurturing a supportive, respectful, collaborative environment in which each individual feels safe to contribute, share innovative ideas and express their true identity.


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