RADIUS offers equity-centred consultancy services in pursuit of building individual and institutional capacity to collectively respond to complex challenges of our time.
We work towards this vision by training, coaching, and delivering projects around community engagement, organizational development, and problem-solving using liberatory, inclusive design, and anti-racism approaches.
We know through our own experience how moving from commitment to tangible action in becoming inclusive leaders and organizations is an unclear, imperfect, and difficult process. We have started and continue to do this tough work evolving ourselves individually and RADIUS’ structures and systems. We also bring deep, multifaceted expertise from both our lived experiences as Black, Indigenous, and racialized humans and facilitators, alongside our experience working with diverse communities that offers invaluable insights.
We take a proactive approach towards, and ownership of, real inclusion in our day-to-day lives and the work we do, striving for safe, dignified, and anti-racist experiences and environments for all. Our work centres racialized communities and people who are historically and persistently marginalized so we are better represented, heard, valued, and flourish in all contexts.
Leah (she/her) is the Associate Director, Education and Training and Co-Director at RADIUS. Leah brings over 25 years in the not-for-profit, business, community, and educational sectors. She has experience as a director, program manager, facilitator, faculty member, and consultant and has led the development, implementation, and assessment of multiple major anti-racism and JEDI projects . She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts, French, Linguistics, and Education from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Arts in Intercultural Education from Royal Roads University, and is a PhD student specializing in Education and Cultural Studies at the University of British Columbia. Leah’s lived experiences and expertise of being a Black woman and mother to a Black daughter are woven throughout her approach and methodologies and are what drive her to do this work, ensuring those in the margins are centred and truly heard.
Raphael (he/him) is a Portfolio Manager on RADIUS’ Consulting Services team. He brings over five years of experience in project management, community development, social innovation, and policy research in addition to over five years in banking, sales, and marketing. From working in a community and settlement services agency, he has experience creating, implementing, and facilitating immigrant youth settlement programs and engagement sessions using equity and trauma-informed approaches. He is an evaluator who applies the Theory of Change framework in creating structured impact assessment and evaluation plans that align social initiatives with the objective of addressing societal and economic inequities.He is a social justice advocate and avid champion of antiracism in all his work. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Political Science with a specialty in Public Policy and International relations from Simon Fraser University and is certified by the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy in the Framework for Analyzing Public Policies. He is Black African, born and raised in Ghana, West Africa.
Miranda (she/her) is a Portfolio Manager on RADIUS’ Consulting Services team. She brings over 10 years of experience working in and consulting for all levels of government, non-profit and academic institutions, and advisory committees. She has led large-scale and high-profile public and stakeholder engagement processes to inform equity- and human-centered policies and projects on topics from health, housing, public transportation, and the climate emergency. Her credentials include a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Economics from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Science in Strategic Management and Planning from University College Dublin with her thesis specializing in behavioral strategy, and Prosci Certification in Change Management. Since 2017, Miranda has also been co-chair and board director for the hua foundation, a non-profit working with Asian diasporic youth, government, and non-profit institutions to challenge, change and create systems for a more equitable future. She is a second-generation immigrant from a lineage of strong Chinese matriarchs.
Ilhan (she/her) is a Somali-Canadian whose parents’ migration journey brought her to these unceded Coast Salish Lands at a very young age. Stemming from her family’s experience of being racialized newcomers, Ilhan has been passionate about addressing social and health inequities and developed a commitment to social justice. Having spent some time in community activism, youth work and health promotion in the Lower Mainlands of Vancouver, Ilhan then moved to Toronto to pursue her Masters in Public Health and gain a critical intersectional analysis on what promotes vulnerability to health inequities. She has recently returned to BC and is ecstatic to get involved in health equity and community work. When she’s not working, you can find her embarking on solo travels somewhere in the world.
Alia (she/her) is a social entrepreneur and lecturer at Simon Fraser University, where she teaches Sustainable Innovation and Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Passionate about the fields of sustainability, poverty alleviation and impact investing, Alia is the Founder of Luv The Grub, an emerging social enterprise that operates at a number of levels in the food system by capturing produce seconds that would otherwise go to waste, hires newcomer refugees and immigrants through a paid employment training program and produces delicious chutneys and spreads for the local market. In addition, Alia is also the Co-Founder of Liv & Lola, a fair trade home decor business that works with artisans in rural areas of Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Thailand where employment opportunities are scarce in an effort to lift them, their families and their communities out of poverty.
Melanie Matining (she/her) is an Organizational Development Consultant who works alongside companies and non-profits to translate intentions to positive impact in their workforce and wider communities. She believes that everyone benefits from a workplace that prioritizes equitable, accessible, and inclusive systems and practices. She holds formal training in operations management through BCIT and has an academic background in gender theory and linguistics through the University of Victoria. Melanie currently sits as the co-chair for the Multiculturalism Council of BC and lends support as a board director and advisor for local organizations. Melanie is first-generation Tagalog and she walks every day in love and liberation alongside communities working towards queer rights, Indigenous solidarity, and migrant and racialized justice.
We offer online learning modules and customized group reflection sessions on the foundations of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI), and their applications as leaders and in organizations.
Through these modules and reflection sessions, we aim to:
Modules can be selected individually or taken collectively as a progression and package, culminating from setting the foundation internally and taking action, to creating change within the structures we work and live in. For a full list of our modules and their learning objectives, click below.
RADIUS worked with the Seniors Housing Lab to co-create interventions to address issues faced by seniors in British Columbia.
“A highlight was Creative Ideation! Everyone jived really well and are clearly passionate with diverse opinions. Open and honest in the process and created safe space for discussion.”
"Lab participants have a diverse background and experience. Lab facilitators are well prepared and the approach is well designed.”
“A highlight was working together with my peers on SOLUTIONS.”
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