Consulting for Impact
LBCG was formed to create a new more collaborative management consulting model that brings the best from both the public and private sectors. We want to address the complex social, economic and environmental issues facing our population, organizations and country.
What has brought our team together is a shared understanding that creating positive change through our work comes before the firm's bottom line. If we first and foremost do good work, the rest will follow suit.
We are guided by our values:
Commitment to vulnerable people and community building
Continuous learning and investment in our people
Celebrating and complimenting each others' skills and abilities
In addition to our client projects, we have internal initiatives to create social impact. We leverage our collective skills, position and resources to address issues that none of us can tackle alone. Sample initiatives include:
The Aboriginal Community Building Initiative
Indigenous youth having to leave their home communities to find available foster care is an ongoing issue across Canada. A lack of foster care housing within their communities is a contributing factor. Seeing an opportunity to contribute, we took it on to assembled a team to design and implement a model of affordable foster care housing within Indigenous communities. This initiative brings together experience in affordable housing projects, funding frameworks, impact investment, architectural design, home builders, universities and Indigenous leaders to build the first set of homes for foster families.
Our team sponsored a refugee family. Sponsorship requires a contribution of a set level of funds, but it also requires time, care and action to support the family through their first year in a new country. Our staff and many of their life partners made personal commitments to welcome the family and help them transition to their new life in Toronto; helping to run errands, find housing and opportunities, and navigate the TTC, and the firm collectively supported the sponsorship with the funds required.