Long Term Projects
All our projects carry a similar theme- never been done before, challenging, and have significantly large implications for societal transformation. We’ll tell you as much as we can, without violating NDA’s.
ETHICAL SUPPLY CHAINS IN CANADA
Transforming the Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program By Increasing Leadership Capacity in Migrant Workers
The Context: Our Canadian economy is dependent on Migrant Workers to fill labour shortages, including agriculture, child and elder care, construction, hospitality, and retail. TFW’s are considerably left out of the conversation and structure of the Migrant Worker program in Canada, which results in exploitive supply chains that are rife with human rights violations and creates opportunities for human trafficking.
Why This Project Matters: This is the first program in Canada to raise up the voice and build the capacity of Migrant Workers to be at the table of leadership.
What We Are Doing: desk review, comparative North American analysis, program plan, lived experience advisory council, liberating learning design structure & Learning Lab, collaborating with diverse BIPOC+ consultants, curriculum development & exclusive media collateral, recruitment strategies, inclusive practicum integration and lived experience employment structure
Completion Date: Spring of 2022
DE-COLONIZING PRAXIS IN INDUSTRY
Challenging industry through Indigenous-led approaches to violence prevention & land based practices
The Context: Industry, including work camps in remote communities, have been shown to increase violence against women and children, and tokenize indigenous contributions and leadership, which creates fractions in land based approaches to Indigenous ways of being and living.
Why This Project Matters: Acting as a secondary partner to Indigenous-led leadership, this project invests in Indigenous youth to play a role in establishing community led responses to ending violence and upholding land protection.
What We Are Doing: creating and delivering education, supporting lived experience inclusion, facilitating Learning Labs in multiple cities, coordinating Indigenous cultural practice & knowledge keepers from across Turtle Island
Completion Date: 2023
AN ETHICAL APPROACH TO CSR STORYTELLING
Developing brand new approaches to storytelling in Corporate Social Responsibility that protects people and creates powerful consumption goals.
The Context: Social responsibility and shared value projects are becoming more common in the North American business landscape, yet lack an ethical structure for the telling of those project stories. Beneficiaries of CSR projects have experienced their stories exploited, a lack of supportive structures, trauma pornography narratives, and much more, result in long term negative consequences.
Why This Project Matters: We have initiated and are conducting the first research into ethical storytelling, to raise up a new standard of storytelling that is powerful and effective. Oh, and it won the Business for Social Good Grant from the UBC Sauder School of Business
What We Are Doing: selected foci, clarified theories, identified research questions, collecting data (ethics review, qualitative interviews and focus groups with business leaders/participants in CSR projects, and A/B testing), analyzing data, reporting results, in partnership with Dr. Darren Dahl
Completion Date: 2022
GENDER EQUITY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
Investing in the leadership capacity of BIPOC+ and female identifying leaders in law enforcement to transform.
The Context: As the workforce has changed, so has the representation of the voices of BIPOC+ and female identifying leaders. Widespread discrimination and harassment has been found amongst multiple municipal, provincial, and federal policing structures, and has paved the way for radical new approaches to healthy and inclusive workplaces.
Why This Project Matters: Using a group and individual approach, we are part of multiple projects investing in creating psychological safety, transforming bias and patriarchal structures, and amplifying the leadership capacity and power capital of sworn and civilian members.
What We Are Doing: creating safe engagement points, hosting collaborative learning circles, and providing one on one professional coaching
Completion Date: 2022
Short Term Projects
Subject Matter Expertise
Providing SME input to multiple organizations, including a National Centre and International Education Institute
Education & Training
Providing customized education and training for national unions, Indigenous communities, and support workers of Migrant Workers
Consulting on a multi-year employment equity project for marginalized populations in STEM
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We acknowledge our privilege to operate on the untreatied, self-governed land of the 23 villages of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (The Squamish First Nation), and are committed to utilizing a decolonizing praxis inclusive of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.