Our clients spoke. We listened.
Equity 360°™ is a comprehensive suite of services in four key areas which, together, help organizations develop the skills to successfully sustain long-term, equitable transformation. These services work together to promote all elements of organizational transformation: assessment, action, education & ongoing support.
Experience working with organizations has shown the EQ Team that the best approach is to create a comprehensive plan to help organizations meet their equity and anti-racism goals by addressing their needs wholistically, particularly when internal competencies are not yet developed or in their early stages of development.
Equity360™ and Equity360°™Continuous Care Subscriptions are intended to provide organizations with a comprehensive suite of services intended work seamlessly together. We will build a plan for your organization that best meets its needs within the parameters of the organization's capacity to do equity work internally and its budget.
Information drives change. Without good data to inform an equity action plan, organizational efforts to implement change will become more difficult - or may even become counter-productive.
EQ will collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to determine whether there are cultural and structural barriers to equity in the workplace, identify strengths and challenges to achieving greater organizational equity, and gauge the organization's readiness to engage in equitable, anti-racist practices.
The assessment process usually includes:
We provide practical, actionable advice throughout the assessment process whenever appropriate; in many cases, EQ consultants may be able to suggest meaningful changes in advance of delivery of formal recommendations.
Equitable Solutions Consulting also assists organizations in creating equity action plans. EQ Consultants will work with your organization to develop a 12 to 18 month plan with assessment criteria and key performance indicators to guide the implementation of recommendations. We can also review your existing equity action plan and suggest changes or ways in which the organization can create efficiencies.
Part of the Equity 360°™ experience is the availability of ongoing support and expertise from EQ consultants on either a subscription or as-needed basis.
We can assist and provide support in any number of areas relating to operations and strategic direction, including:
Our subscription plans provide the comfort of knowing that support is a phone call on an ongoing basis. Equity360°™ Continuous Care subscription plans also provide a mechanism to organizations to pace the timing of larger projects and spread out the expense of EQ's consulting services over a 12 month annual subscription.
For all subscription plans, up to five hours in any calendar month may be carried forward to the next calendar month; unused hours will be forfeited.
To promote equitable outcomes, organizations seeking to be more inclusive require policies which set standards and expectations for equitable and fair practices in all aspects of its operations.
Equitable Solutions Consulting can help by reviewing exiting policy frameworks and developing new policies, procedures and practices to ensure the workplace environment is one which fosters excellence and fairness.
Overarching, clear policy statements and direction help to support organizational transformation by infusing expectations and accountability into all aspects of an organization's strategic and operational efforts to become more equitable. Strong policies also guide internal processes, including:
Strong policies can also help prevent and address all forms of workplace harassment and discrimination.
We also design custom Equity Impact Assessments to assist your organization when making decisions, implementing policies, and determining best practices for your organization prior to implementation. As part of an overarching Equity Action Plan, Equity Impact Assessments are a key tool that helps support equitable decision-making in furtherance of your organization's goals.
To be more equitable and fair, leaders and employees alike need to know why equity and antiracism make organizations stronger, more innovative and fiscally responsible and, for businesses, more profitable.
Understanding the importance of equity, inclusion and anti-racism to organizational health and success is just the first step: all members of organizations, including leaders, often need to develop new skills to maximize the benefits to their organization.
We offer Equity & Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Leadership Development workshops and facilitate organizational strategic planning. All workshops and facilitation sessions are customized to meet the needs of your organization.
Please contact us for pricing; we offer bulk discounts and discounts to not-for-profit organizations!
We also conduct workplace investigations - find out more by clicking below.
Equitable Solutions Consulting operates on the ancestral and traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininiwak, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation; we acknowledge that the water used by Equitable Solutions Consulting is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation in Treaty 3 territory. We also acknowledge and thank those that have come before and strive to learn and honour the teachings of the original peoples of this land.
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Laurelle recently delivered a keynote address at the invitation of RRC Polytech during their first Inclusion Week! We are pleased to be able to share the link to the recording of Laurelle's keynote address and the panel discussion which followed about the intersections of race and dis/ability and the ways in which racism and ableism can impact Indigenous folks and folks from racialized communities. To watch, visit: https://www.rrc.ca/diversity/2022/10/19/diversity-speaker-series-laurelle-harris/