One World Diversity Consulting delivers tailored and client-centered workshops, training, presentations, keynotes, research and report writing to organizations that are interested in embedding cultural competence, diversity, equity and human rights into staff recruitment, development and retention, programming, policy development, organizational change and community development and leadership initiatives and development initiatives. Consulting services are delivered across sectors to government departments, organizations, agencies, corporations, industry and business in health and mental health (social determinants of health and mental health), respectful workplace and employment , labour, justice and correctional services, housing, community services, education, seniors and immigration. One World Diversity Consulting builds organizational resilience and health by developing staff’s critical thinking skills for leveraging cultural competence, diversity, equity and human rights in ways that can enhance organizational culture and relationships among staff and with clients.
With increasing globalization, cultural competence, diversity, equity and human rights have become increasingly important issues for many government departments, organizations, agencies, corporations, industries and businesses. Given that inequality and discrimination have been shown to negatively impact the health, mental health and overall well-being of vulnerable and marginalized populations (non-White populations, immigrants, LGBTQ populations, seniors, women, persons with disabilities etc.), organizations and staff must be equipped with the requisite skills to understand, critically reflect on and address the impact that the dynamic interactions between various social, economic, educational and environmental factors have on diverse populations locally, nationally and globally. Moreover, government, organizations, agencies, corporations, industries and businesses tend to work in silos, leaving few opportunities to collaborate.
Consequently, it is becoming increasingly important to work across sectors and departments and to engage in more “cross-talk” to address the needs of diverse populations in ways that acknowledge the intersections between health, mental health, education, respectful workplace and employment, labour, housing, community services, justice, immigration and seniors.
Ingrid Waldron, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
One World Diversity Consulting
School of Nursing
As Founder and CEO of One World Diversity Consulting, Dr. Ingrid Waldron brings a critical and unique perspective on diversity, inclusion, cultural competence, equity and human rights from her work as a university professor (social determinants of health, sociology and equity studies, gender and women’s studies), workshop facilitator and trainer, keynote speaker, presenter, author, researcher and community leader. One World Diversity Consulting has three main objectives:
- To help staff to critically reflect on and address their own assumptions, attitudes and unconscious biases about how key “diversity concepts” influence organizational culture, relationships among staff and with clients and health and mental health outcomes and well-being in diverse populations. These “diversity concepts” include culture, race, ethnicity, immigrant status, gender identities, sexual orientation, social class, income level, disability, age, language and religion;
- To help corporations, industries, businesses, agencies and government departments build cultural competency skills by tapping into, engaging with and leveraging diversity and equity in services, program development and policy development; and
- To demonstrate the importance of working across sectors and engaging in more “cross-talk” to address the needs of diverse populations in ways that acknowledge the intersections between health, mental health, education, workplace and employment, labour, housing, community services, justice, immigration and seniors.
In conclusion, One World Diversity Consulting helps corporations, industries, businesses, agencies and government departments become more innovative and resilient by building organizational cultures that are more inclusive, better able to manage anti-oppressive organizational change and that are more responsive to the needs of the communities they serve in a world that is experiencing increasing globalization.
Education & Credentials
- Ph.D., Sociology & Equity Studies in Education Department, University of Toronto
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Women’s Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
- MA, Intercultural Education: Race, Ethnicity & Culture, Institute of Education, University of London
- BA, Psychology, McGill University
Areas of Expertise
- Cultural Competence
- Human Rights
- Environmental Justice
- Health & Mental Health (Social & Cultural Determinants of Health & Mental Health)
- Respectful Workplace/Employment/Labour
- Education & Schools
- Housing & Homelessness
- Community Services
- Justice & Correctional Services
- Environmental Justice
- Ethno-cultural Services, Atlantic Region, Correctional Service Canada (Halifax)
- Aboriginal Implementation Team, NHQ, Atlantic Region Employment Equity & Diversity Committee, Atlantic Regional Headquarters, Correctional Service Canada (Halifax)
- COSTI Immigrant & Settlement Services (Toronto)
- Toronto Community Housing (Toronto)
- Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (Toronto)