Black-Led Engagement Network of Durham ("BLEND")

We are a consulting collective created to
support the needs of Black and Indigenous People of colour (“BIPOC”) folks in the Durham

Our services

Within our project delivery we center Equity Deserving voices using Equity Centered Design (“ECD”) Principles

    Our expert team excels in crafting captivating and impactful presentations that can effectively communicate your ideas and vision. Whether it’s pitching to potential clients, stakeholders, or delivering keynote speeches, our lead presentations ensure that your message resonates with the audience and leaves a lasting impression.
    We provide comprehensive support in designing, developing, and seamlessly implementing frameworks tailored to your organization’s specific needs. Our systematic approach ensures that your business processes, strategies, and projects align cohesively, leading to enhanced efficiency and streamlined operations.
    Understanding the qualitative aspects of your data is essential for informed decision-making. With our expertise in data collection and analysis, we diligently oversee the process, ensuring accurate insights and actionable outcomes. We help you unlock valuable information that empowers your business to thrive.
    Stay on track and informed with our all-encompassing checkpoint and update services. We ensure that critical milestones are met and keep you informed about the progress of your projects and initiatives. Our proactive approach guarantees that you’re always aware of developments, enabling agile decision-making.
    Our team is proficient in facilitating the entire report creation process, from initial drafting to final production. We ensure that your reports are well-structured, comprehensive, and meet the highest standards of quality. Our meticulous review process guarantees that your reports are error-free and impactful.
    Embrace the power of diversity and inclusion with our expert support in conducting gaps analysis. We carefully assess your organization’s practices, policies, and strategies through an equity lens, identifying areas for improvement. Our inclusive approach fosters a diverse and supportive work environment.
    Navigating the complexities of federal grants can be daunting. With our experience and knowledge, we review your grant materials thoroughly, ensuring compliance with requirements and maximizing your chances of success. Trust us to be your reliable partner in securing vital funding for your projects.

About Us

BLEND was created to support the empowerment of Durham’s Black community through a collaborative, solution-based approach to the challenges and
opportunities being faced by these equity-deserving populations.

Desired Outcomes for BLEND Clients

Measure impact within communities

Utilizing data-driven approaches, we assess our services' real-world effects to foster positive change and empower local communities.

Systemic Changes

We seeks transformative solutions that address root causes, sparking lasting systemic improvements for a brighter future.

SMART Frameworks

Create Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound (“SMART”) strategies, frameworks, and polices

Community to human-centric equity-focused design

We prioritize people's needs, promoting fairness and inclusivity through community-centered approaches, ensuring everyone's voices are heard.

Empowering Equity-Deserving Voices

Our mission is to empower equity-deserving individuals by actively involving them in shaping policies and programs for a fairer society.

Data-Driven Stakeholder Engagement

Want to utilize evidence-based methodologies, particularly quantitative and qualitative approaches to stakeholder engagement

Discover Our Latest Projects

Black Fathers Network of Durham

Forming Durham's Black Fathers Network: Linking resources, support, and safe havens, fostering connections and open conversations among Black fathers.

DEIA workshop for newcomers

Crafted through innovation: Our initiative involves creating a DEIA workshop, tailored for newcomers in Canada, promoting inclusivity and empowerment.

Community Safety and Wellbeing

Enabling the launch of Durham Region's pioneering plan for Community Safety and Wellbeing, fostering a secure and thriving community.

Let’s work together​

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