Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Safety

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Safety

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The McLean Consulting Group provides workshops to educate and empower participants to be part of the solution to eliminating systemic racism and creating brave spaces where everyone is welcomed and respected.

These workshops can be delivered virtually or in person, and you can choose to spend a day with us to include all workshops or book them separately.  We tailor our content to your unique needs while ensuring that critical learning outcomes are covered.

Who is this for?

  1. Towns, Municipalities, Provincial Ministries, Federal Ministries and Post Secondary Institutions that are not only compelled to implement the TRC/UNDRIP/Human Rights/AODA Legislation, but desire better relations and program outcomes with Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour (BIPOC) and Differently Abled communities.
  2. Faith groups, Service Organizations, Sport and Culture groups, and Citizen Coalitions committed to facilitating local change and want their communities to be safe spaces for BIPOC and inclusive of persons of all abilities.
  3. Social Service Agencies, Police Departments, Hospital staff, Legal Departments and Child Welfare staff that interact with BIPOC clients, many of whom still are wounded from Intergenerational Trauma and Systemic Racism.  This workshop will provide a foundation for more successful approaches to these communities.
  4. Businesses, Financial Institutions and Employers who know that Social Equity is appealing to BIPOC, Differently Abled and Caucasian customers, and who want to create a corporate climate that would welcome the large talent and labour pool from these communities.

Indigenous Allyship Workshop

Canadians from coast to coast are horrified at the revelations of mass unmarked graves of Indigenous children, the stories of residential schools, the ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the lack of clean drinking water on reservations and the overall living conditions of Indigenous people in Canada.  Their questions are always “What can I do about this as a non-Indigenous person?  How can my business or agency help?

This interactive 3-hour session gives Allies (those who want to help) the information, perspectives and resources to start supporting positive change informed by the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (TRC) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).

Learning Outcomes for Participants

  1. Understanding the concept of Indigenous Allyship
  2. Gaining pre-contact knowledge regarding the fully developed societies and Indigenous Nations of Turtle Island (Americas)
  3. Learning who Indigenous people are from an Indigenous perspective, and how an Indigenous world view is markedly different than Western perspectives
  4. Experiencing our history together from an Indigenous lens
  5. Becoming aware of present-day colonization
  6. Exploring the concept of privilege
  7. Receiving resources and tools on becoming an Indigenous Ally

Words Carry Weight: The Voice Aspiring Allies

This two-hour thought-provoking session will broaden participants understanding of workplace discrimination while challenging them to expand their inclusionary lens and vocabulary. Through several reflective activities, attendees will examine the definitions of intersectionality and Allyship and the tangible steps they can take to support workplace equity.

Learning Outcomes for Participants

  1. Able to create a safe space collective commitment
  2. Understand the concept of Intersectionality
  3. Awareness of “Exclusion hiding in plain sight” and the language of workplace discrimination
  4. Knowing what Allyship is and why it is needed
  5. Performative vs Productive Allyship
  6. Practicing an Allyship Self-Assessment
  7. Understanding the lived experience of Black Peoples and Persons of Colour

Working Together: Accessible, Accommodate, Include, Celebrate

Did you know that about 20% of North Americans are differently abled (what the legislation calls disabled)?  This means 2 out of every 10 people you know face challenges when trying to be part of your team, your workforce, your customers or your clients.  Understanding that everyone has gifts to share with the circle is the real reason behind learning accommodation and inclusion.

Learning Outcomes for Participants

  1. Understanding our “Ableist” culture
  2. Explore the moral imperative for inclusion
  3. Examine examples of everyday barriers to inclusion
  4. Learn about the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
  5. Learn about Federal and International Accessibility standards
  6. Receive tools to start your inclusion and compliance journey now


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