Update from Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 6:22pm:

Submissions close on Thursday, December 8 at noon PST. If you have already spoken with us about submitting a proposal but don’t know if you can make this deadline, please get in touch with Jill and we can see how we can accommodate your timeline. We are still available to chat with any interested folx who want to know more about the project and the process for submitting a proposal. Kukwsum̓úlhkal̓ap <3

Call for Proposals

Anti-Racism and Decolonization Consultant, November 2022

Zero Ceiling, a non-profit dedicated to ending youth homelessness, is seeking to hire an Anti-Racism and Decolonization Consultant. The Consultant will conduct a needs assessment of Zero Ceiling’s organization, governance, leadership, policies, and practices and recommend practices and policies to make Zero Ceiling a more anti-racist and anti-discriminatory organization.

The Consultant will bring their expertise in the work of Justice, Equity, Decolonization, and Inclusion to a full review of Zero Ceiling through interviews, focus groups, and/or documentation review. The Consultant will provide a final report by March 2023 with recommendations, tools, and resources for Zero Ceiling to further their anti-racism and decolonization work. This project is funded by the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives program, and the Consultant will be paid a fee of $23,825 for completion of the project.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for this project, please contact Jill Patrick, Manager of Grants and Culture, at 604-962-5000 or jill@zeroceiling.org .

Project Summary


Zero Ceiling Anti-Racism and Decolonization Consultant

Funded by

Department for Canadian Heritage




December 2022 – March 2023


  1. Conduct a thorough review of Zero Ceiling including programs, leadership, governance, systems recruitment and retention, communications, partnerships, and advocacy.
  2. Provide a final report including a needs assessment and recommendations for how Zero Ceiling can improve their anti-racists and anti-discriminatory practices.

About Zero Ceiling

Zero Ceiling’s mission is to end youth homelessness.  We create a supportive, stable, safe environment where young people can focus on personal growth. Strong, positive relationships are at the heart of everything we do. We work towards equity and social justice for young people who have been discriminated against, excluded, and oppressed.

Zero Ceiling believes in the principles of J.E.D.I.: justice, equity, decolonization/diversity, and inclusion. Homelessness and the causes of homelessness come as a direct result of the process of colonization and the ways systems are designed in our society. Therefore, it is imperative that we gain a full understanding of where we can improve, what tools we will need to improve, and how to ensure Zero Ceiling is a welcoming and safe space for all.

Project Background & Purpose

In 2022, Zero Ceiling secured funding from the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives program (CSMARI) to enhance our operational structure and management abilities to embody the principles of anti-racism and anti-discrimination. As part of this project, Zero Ceiling is engaging an anti-racism consultant to conduct a needs assessment of Zero Ceiling and submit recommendations to meet the goals of the project.

The purpose of this Community Capacity Building project is to help Zero Ceiling to evolve into an organization that embodies the principles of justice, equity, decolonization, and inclusion across the entirety of its policies, procedures, practices, and programs. The ultimate goal is that youth facing homelessness from diverse communities, especially Indigenous youth, will be better connected and served by Zero Ceiling.

Scope of Work

  1. Conduct a review of Zero Ceiling including governance, leadership and organization model, internal organizational systems, recruitment & retention strategies, current and planned programming, partnerships, and advocacy work
  2. Provide a final report that includes the results of this assessment, and recommendations for how Zero Ceiling can improve their anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practices. This report should also include recommendations for tools, resources, trainings, and partnerships that would support the goals of this project.

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