Equity and Human Rights

Identifying and addressing inequity at the root to create organizational systems change

Equity and Human Rights

The Challenges

From the underrepresentation of women in STEM to the disproportionate incarceration of racialized peoples, and a great number of issues in between, the consequences of inequity are everywhere. Over the past few decades, there has been growing focus on addressing these issues within public and private organizations for their staff and the communities they serve.

Though many well-intentioned institutions have implemented practices like inclusive hiring policies and racial sensitivity training, they fall short because they miss the big picture. They fail to address the systems, structures, and cultures at the very root of their equity problems. A reluctance to even acknowledge that discrimination is occurring, pushed on by the false belief that our society and its systems are unbiased and rewards people purely on merit, has continued to block any progress toward more equitable outcomes.

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As a result, millions of dollars and dozens of hours have been wasted on ineffective trainings and activities, leaving equity-seeking groups without solutions, fueling claims of reverse-discrimination, and bolstering the arguments of those who believe that marginalized people experience poor outcomes because of their own shortcomings. Until institutions and organizations make true equity—the elimination of disproportionality and disparity— the what and why at the centre of their work, their cultures will remain unchanged and the problems will persist.

Equity and Human Rights

Our Solutions

Kojo Institute specializes in guiding organizations towards equitable outcomes, both internally and externally. Our customized approach uses disaggregated data to help companies and institutions identify the marginalized groups amongst their staff and clients who are being unfairly challenged, disadvantaged, or failed by the systemic structures and policies that are currently in place.

We choose from a range of delivery methods—including training, consulting, critical conversations, coaching, mentoring, guest lectures, and keynotes—to create a customized program that helps organizations, their leaders, and their staff understand why equity work is important and necessary to correct disproportionate and disparate outcomes and address discrimination. By the end of our work together, our clients and their staff have a complete understanding of what equity looks like for their organization, what frameworks will be needed to solve their most pressing issues, and a strategic and holistic approach to begin putting those frameworks into place. The ultimate result is that their data begins to reflect more equitable outcomes for their staff and their clients.

8 Levers To Organizational, Institutional and Systems Change

  • Engaging the Board of Directors
  • Impacting Staffing Strategies
  • Examining the Accountability Framework
  • Maximizing the Use of Data
  • Implementing Fresh Training and Learning
  • Amplifying Communications Strategies
  • Widening Community and Stakeholder Relations
  • Revisting Service or Business Models

What We Do Well

  • Equity & Human Rights
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Employment Equity
  • Human Resources Diversity
  • Organizational Culture Change

How We Prepare You

  • Training
  • Executive Coaching
  • Community Consultations
  • Content & Research Development
  • Keynotes & Guest Lectures
  • Conferences
  • Multi-Session Programs

Building Transformation Skills

KOJO Institute leads executives, managers and organizations through an innovative approach that reconstructs their paradigms and systems connected to equity, diversity and inclusion. We amplify the vision for change through deep-dive explorations that identify the scope, segment competencies and quantify resources required to birth social innovation.

With a clear focus on client expectations, we aim to produce actionable frameworks and solutions that ultimately better the lives your people and organization. Contact us.

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