EDI & Reconciliation Consultants

Public libraries often engage outside consultants or workshop facilitators for their expertise in learning and organizational development. The BCLTA is hosting this page of EDI and reconciliation workshop facilitators and consultants in collaboration with the Association of BC Public Library Directors and the BC Library Federations.

The organizations below (listed alphabetically) have been pointed to by colleagues in the library sector. It is the responsibility of your governance team to investigate and find a consultant that meets your needs.

If your governance team would benefit from a background discussion before deciding to work with an outside consultant, you may find these BCLTA Discussion Starters of use.

Both of these Discussion Starters are in need of updating. Please send your updating ideas and resource links to babs.kelly@bclta.ca


Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) and Anti-racism

Aldon E. Habacon

  • Works with organizations to increase diversity and inclusion through cultural change
  • Senior Advisor, Intercultural Understanding for the University of British Columbia,
  • 2019 BCLTA Forum keynote speaker

AMSAA

  • Diversity and inclusion workshop

Bakau Consulting

  • Workshops
  • Policy analysis and creation
  • Audits

Camille Dumond: Dignity Facilitation

  • Confict engagement, coaching, organizational change, dialogue & faciliation

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion 

  • Assessment and coaching
  • Measurement and analytics
  • Learning and development
  • Research

The Commons

  • Diversity and inclusion strategists
  • Familiar with working with post-secondary and public libraries

Diversipro 

  • Training
  • Workshops and coaching
  • Intercultural development
  • Consulting services

Inclusifyy

  • Focus on building inclusive and diverse work teams
  • Amanda Fernandez, the CEO, is a librarian
  • Diversity and inclusion audits, analytics and benchmarking
  • Qualitative and quantitative employee and community surveys
  • Large-scale organizational change and policy and practice assessments
  • Anti-racism and anti-oppression workshops
  • Facilitation, workplace conflict, and coaching
  • The founder is a librarian and has worked as a senior manager and director at large public library systems
  • BIPoC executive search

Melanie Matining Consulting

  • Organizational development consultant
  • Trained change management practitioner
  • Frequently collaborates with The Commons
  • Quote from website: “I believe that everyone benefits from a workplace that prioritizes equitable, accessible, and inclusive systems and practices.”

President’s Group

  • Training for employers on accessible employment for people with disabilities

Queer ASL Workshops

  • “Making Your Business/Organization Deaf Friendly”

Qmunity Queer Competency Trainings 

  • “Experiential workshops to help you understand diversity and make your organization more inclusive for queer, trans, and Two-Spirit clients and staff.”

Reconciliation, Decolonization and Indigenization

Brad Marsden

  • Residential schools and colonization workshop

Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. 

  • Training and free resources to help you work effectively with Indigenous Peoples

Nahanee Creative

  • Decolonizing and land acknowledgement workshops

Reconciliation Canada

  • Speakers and workshops