Beyond Diversity

Anti-oppression/ Anti-racism Anti-oppression (ARAO), Cultural Competence, Diversity, Inclusion, Equity: whatever the approach or model for managing your diverse workplace or services Competence Consultants & Associates specializes in addressing your unique organizational context and related needs.

Competence Consultants & Associates provides training and organizational development that creates common language and frameworks between individuals, teams and levels of an organization and introduces basic principles of anti-oppression, equity, power, privilege and cultural competence. When an organization or team has established a common approach to working across differences we can customize further levels of training or organizational development processes to fit their specific needs.

What We Do

Training and Development - including human rights, cultural competence, anti-oppression, conflict resolution and one on one coaching.
Systems Development & Review - including policies & procedures, service delivery audits and customized meeting or training.
Conflict Management - including facilitation, mediation and investigation.

Who we work with

We work with all sizes and types of organizations with a specialization in healthcare, social services, the not for profit, and community based sector. We have significant experience working for community based organizations with mandates focused on social change and issues of marginalization.

Our Results

Competence Consultants works with individuals, groups and organizations; utilizing models and theories that break through resistance to change, create change agents, and transform organizational cultures.

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I have been working with Gloria and Douglas since October, 2000. Their in-depth knowledge of cultural competence and human rights and their great teamwork results in consistently high-quality sessions. They tailor their material to the unique circumstances of the organization so that it is practical and meets the needs of the individual groups they are working with. Heres just a sampling of what our staff have had to say from recent sessions held with Gloria and Douglas:
"I liked the interaction with peers and examples of discrimination/privilege and relating it in a practical way to our work lives." "Presenters great; clearly presented, simple effective examples." "I liked everything: discussions, different views, examples from everyday life." "It ma

Dianne Mathieu
Senior Manager, Organizational Development Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre