Consultant/Researcher Hiring Opportunity with HEDR

June 2, 2021

The AIDS Network’s community partner the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) is looking to hire a consultant/researcher to
publish a report for a Social Inclusion Project currently being undertaken. Details below, also available as a PDF: Request for Proposal – Social Inclusion Project


Contract with HEDR


The Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) is looking to hire a consultant/researcher to publish a report for a Social Inclusion Project currently being undertaken. The components of the report will:

  • Highlight the experiences of racialized individuals in Halton, including how they have been impacted by COVID-19.
  •  Identify emerging trends and findings on how racialized people are represented in community and social services.
  •  The report will leverage data from existing and current community consultations and surveys and will require conducting research in collaboration with local stakeholders.
  •  The comprehensive report will be submitted to our funders the United Way Halton & Hamilton and Halton Region.

Organization Overview:

The Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) is a community collective of over 65 organizations, institutions, groups, businesses, and individual community members that are committed to building systemic inclusion and equity in Halton. Our mission is to develop the capacity of human service organizations to advance equity and inclusion in Halton through knowledge, skill and relationship building. Our vision is an inclusive community where individuals are valued, respected and empowered. We are proud to work with The AIDS Network as a HEDR member, partner and trustee with our project funder, the United Way Halton & Hamilton.

About The Social Inclusion Project:

The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened existing inequalities in Canada. It has hit Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities the hardest across Canada, including in Halton Region. The pandemic has disproportionally impacted them with grave socio-economic implications. Against this backdrop, the Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR), with funding from the United Way Halton & Hamilton (UWH&H) and Halton Region, has embarked on the Social Inclusion Project.

The project’s goal is to provide Halton Region’s Indigenous, Black and other racialized residents with the opportunity to discuss challenges they experienced before and as a result of the pandemic by engaging them in community consultations, surveys and a resident-led working

The results of community consultations, surveys and resident engagement will be captured in a final report to be shared with community partners in Halton. It is hoped that the report will contribute not only to increasing awareness and knowledge about Indigenous, Black and other racialized residents’ experiences, but also to inform future programs and policies that focus on promoting social inclusion in the region.



1. Community Based Research

  •  Conduct analysis of primary and secondary research.
  • Conduct analysis of the impact of Covid-19 for racialized communities in the Halton Region.
  • Develop a report on the findings for a variety of stakeholders.

2. Roadmap

  • A minimum of 3 draft reports provided to HEDR for review prior to publication of the final report.
  • A minimum of 6, one-hour meetings with the HEDR Coordinator and/or Coordinating Committee.
  • Attend ad-hoc meetings as needed.


We have allocated a maximum of $13,675 for this contract, including taxes and any expenses the consultant might deem necessary for carrying out this contract.

Other Information:

1. Please put forward your application for how you will fulfil the requirements and expectations
for the project.

2. Please outline your skills, knowledge and experience related to:

  • Conducting primary and secondary research, design, analysis and report-writing from an anti-oppressive framework. Samples may be requested.
  • Substantial understanding of the intersectionality of racialized residents through lived experience or considerable professional experience in working with marginalized residents.
  • Knowledge of the social determinants of health impacting people living in the Halton Region.
  • Demonstrated passion for advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion issues.
  • Experience in drafting comprehensive reports for a multitude of audience (residents, community stakeholders, government, social services).
  • Past experience with report writing, examples of past projects (if applicable) and proposed key steps to be undertaken for the completion of the final report.


The final draft of the report is to be submitted by September 15th, 2021.

Please submit your application that includes your resume on or before June 14th, 2021 by emailing Samina Zubairi at coordinator@hedroundtable.com

HEDR and The AIDS Network as the employer embrace equity and inclusion principles and encourages individuals of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities to apply.