Integrity means to act honestly, ethically & morally and to do what is necessary to align our beliefs, our words, our behaviour and our actions.


By courage we mean having the strength to challenge the status quo. Courage calls on us, individually and collectively, to be leaders in doing the right thing for the people, community and planet that we serve - to do what is necessary to live Our Promise as we face tough issues and make difficult decisions.


Caring means having compassion and concern for others in a way that embraces a person’s physical, spiritual, mental, intellectual and emotional well-being. We do this, as Our Declaration of Health states, with our hearts, hands and minds. And we speak here not just of those we care for, but of each other within the Capital Health community and, indeed, the broader world in which we live.


Being accountable means taking responsibility for our words and actions in open and transparent ways. It encompasses sustainability by changing the way we think about our resources, whether they be people or buildings, dollars and cents, or earth and air. With our citizens, we are changing the way we think about these resources because we want them to be around for tomorrow’s communities.


Inquisitive reflects our essence as an academic health sciences network that is eager for and supportive of new knowledge. We value curiosity about finding new ways of being, doing, caring and exploring and we share our knowledge in the pursuit of improved health, health care and the systems in which they operate.