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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Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre takes pride in working from a prochoice, feminist, anti-oppression framework and ensures that this mandate is a part of all aspects of our entire organization. In order to ensure that this lofty mandate is instilled in all members of staff, management and the board of directors we have enlisted the services of Competence Consultants. Competence Consultants has been able to develop customized anti-oppression training for our organization and deliver it in a respectful, professional and highly interactive manner. They have left us with tools to work with and have facilitated enormous growth in the way that we provide service to our clients as well as understand and communicate with each within the organization. It has been a pleasure wo

Notisha Massaquoi
Executive Director
Women's Health in Women's Hands, Community Health Centre