The Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) is a community wide initiative and collaborative of organizations, institutions, groups, businesses, and individual community members that is committed to building systemic inclusion and equity in Halton.
HEDR is the community resource in Halton for sharing information and coordinating training on how to develop more inclusive and equitable policies, practices, and services. We are dedicated to developing a community where individuals are valued for their diversity, respected, and empowered to realize their full potential. We want to foster a welcoming and inclusive Halton community where everyone wants to live, work, and play.
Mission is to develop the capacity of human service organizations to advance equity and inclusion in Halton through knowledge, skill and relationship building.
Vision is an inclusive community where individuals are valued, respected and empowered.
About the Evaluation Project:
In 2017, HEDR received a three year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support human service organizations, institutions and community members to advance equity and inclusion in Halton.
Over the past 3 years HEDR has been successful in facilitating a number of learning opportunities for its members, and has successfully developed an Organizational Self-Assessment Tool and an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Charter for Halton. The Charter was launched in November 2019.
Key objectives of the project were to:
- Increase knowledge about equity, diversity and inclusion in Halton
- Enhance involvement of community organizations in equity and inclusive practices
- Increase public commitment to equity and inclusion through a Charter
- Develop a repository of best practices and resources for equity and inclusion
Responsibilities of the Evaluation Consultant will include assessing impact of project by reviewing feedback from workshops’ surveys, through consultations with HEDR members and the Coordinating Committee.
The consultant will also help to identify gaps in learning and make recommendations to enhance impact of HEDR as a leader in promoting inclusive and welcoming spaces in Halton.
Required Skills and Experience:
The Evaluation Consultant must demonstrate the following:
- Past experience with conducting evaluations through research, feedback analysis and assessment to identify gaps and needs in services
- Have a strong foundational understanding of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Past experience with report writing. Samples may be requested
- Experience and knowledge of non-profit and human service organizations in Halton
The report back is required to be submitted to the funder of the HEDR project by 1st week of April 2020.
Interested candidates must provide a letter of interest outlining past experience with evaluation and reporting, examples of past projects and proposed key steps to be undertaken for this project.
Submissions are due on or before February 7th, 2020.
Please email to the HEDR Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Consulting fees for evaluation strategy assistance/analysis $4500