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.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI)
- 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
- Diversity and inclusion workshop
Anaya Lambert (Linkedin profile)
- Anti-racism consultant
- Crescent Valley – Slocan area of the Kootenays
- Policy analysis and creation
- Confict engagement, coaching, organizational change, dialogue & faciliation
- Assessment and coaching
- Measurement and analytics
- Learning and development
- Diversity and inclusion strategists
- Familiar with working with post-secondary and public libraries
- Workshops and coaching
- Intercultural development
- Consulting services
- Organizational restoration and development
- 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
- 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.”
- Training for employers on accessible employment for people with disabilities
- “Making Your Business/Organization Deaf Friendly”
- “Experiential workshops to help you understand diversity and make your organization more inclusive for queer, trans, and Two-Spirit clients and staff.”
- Works with corporations and organizations to achieve greater diversity amongst board membership; particular focus on outreach to Indigenous, black and other visible minority women.
- Organizational development and gender inclusion
- Experience with a broad range of organizations including local government
From the website:
We help organizations deliver on accessibility. Whether your organization is taking action in response to accessibility legislation, or you see accessibility as a business imperative, we can help!
We work with organizations to deliver accessibility that reaches beyond compliance to create truly inclusive organizations for all. Let our team of accessibility experts enhance your capacity.
We’re a social enterprise. We generate revenue for Open Door Social Services Society so the non-profit can attain its mission to open doors to lifelong learning and career success for more people with disabilities
Reconciliation, Decolonization and Indigenization
- Residential schools and colonization workshop
- Facilitation, strategic advising, reconciliation action planning
- Deyen – An Invitation to Transform – “Canadian History Through the Lens of Indigenous Women” (online course)
- Training and free resources to help you work effectively with Indigenous Peoples
- Three streams of services for Indigenous Cultural Safety and reconciliation: project management, cultural services, and education and training.
- Decolonizing and land acknowledgement workshops
From the website:
Naqsmist (nux-meest) uses transformative storytelling as a way to inspire whole systems healing to promote maximum productivity for decision-making, strategizing and governance.
Our lead storytellers and facilitators, Elaine and Kyle, come from the syilx and secwepemc nations located in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada and work with transformative storytellers, systems thinkers and strategists from many backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.
- Speakers and workshops