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Co-owner and Principal Consultant

About Cara Wallace

Co-owner and Principal Consultant

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As a co-owner, partner, and principal consultant at the Youth Justice Network of Toronto
(YJNT), Cara Wallace works to support government agencies, organizations, academic
institutions, businesses, and community-based agencies in building their capacity to
serve youth, racialized and global majority groups. Through her specialized knowledge
and guidance, Cara helps organizations to expand their practices and develop inclusive
and equitable approaches to serving their communities by equipping them with the tools
and resources they need to understand and respond to the diverse needs of racialized

With her background as an immigrant from England and experience as an educator in
Japan, Cara has developed a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances of
communication within the context of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). Cara designs; delivers inclusive, culturally relevant training, utilizing anti-oppression; anti-racism principles to address the challenges in creating an inclusive and equitable working environment, the impact of structural racism, and the need for cultural understanding in interactions with diverse groups.  Her expertise on the intersection of equity, diversity, and inclusion in both the workplace and community has been crucial in her work within the non-profit and public sector. Her insight in these areas enables her to assist organizations in creating strategies, protocols, and practices that foster mutual respect,
understanding, and equity.

Cara holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a focus on race, racism, and cultural
studies, and a Master's in Education with a specialization in workplace learning and
social change. She is certified in Human Resources Management, Adult Education,
Myers Briggs, and Conflict Resolution. Cara is deeply committed to advancing equity
and inclusion in the workplace as a means of fostering a sense of community and
belonging in the post-pandemic era. She believes that by creating a work environment
that is inclusive and equitable, organizations can not only attract and retain diverse
talent but also improve the overall well-being, engagement, and performance of their

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