What People Say About Us

 

 

Reciprocal is comprised of an amazing group of individuals that get results. Having been an executive director and provincial board member that brought Reciprocal in, they have never disappointed, and on every occasion, Reciprocal delivered quality outcomes. Their team is professional, competent, efficient and bring an Indigenous lens to their work. I highly recommend Reciprocal for inter-agency, community, provincial or federal projects. Their passion is infectious and their team, collaborators.

Debbie Scarborough
Provincial Manager
Women & Child Protection BC First Nations Justice Council

The First Nations Technology Council is so grateful to work with the team at Reciprocal Consulting. They bring their knowledge and expertise to our research and evaluation projects and support us to ensure we uphold the 4 "Rs" for research: Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity and Responsibility. Not only are these values embedded in the work itself but also the way Reciprocal does the work. We appreciate the time they spend to teach, mentor and share with members of our team.


Lauren Kelly
Director
First Nations Technology Council

The Indigenous Youth Wellness team has collaborated with Reciprocal Consulting on multiple projects since 2013. Our team is so grateful for all of the support RC has provided us, as their work is consistently culturally-informed, high quality and reflective of the communities we work with. They ensure their evaluations not only meet our organizational needs but also those of our community partners. We also greatly appreciate their flexibility and willingness to travel with us as our work can take us across the Province! Whether it has been a virtual or in person sharing circle, phone interviews, social media post analysis, Facebook live event or online survey RC has always come up with innovative ways to meet our evaluation needs.

Naomi Bob
Community Relations Specialist & Gabriella Emery
Lead. Indigenous Youth Wellness
Provincial Health Services Authority

As an Indigenous researcher, compromise is a regular part of my day. Honouring my Indigenous values and bringing our teachings to my work is sometimes challenging particularly with methods that are exclusively designed in non-Indigenous settings. Reciprocal Consulting has helped me to understand how excellent evaluation results and confident reporting can be achieved by balancing seemingly opposing points of view. They have also infused my work with intention and integrity, raising the bar of my own professional commitment and ethic. It has been an unexpected and creative journey working with the team at Reciprocal Consulting. The team's knowledge and professionalism meant I had the flexibility and structure that I needed to ensure the right approach for my organization and still meet deadlines. They brought in team members as needed and seamlessly guided our group through the process of creating an evaluation framework to fit our needs and context.


Kimberly Fairman
Executive Director
Institute for Circumpolar Health Research

YWCA Metro Vancouver relies on partnerships to advance our vision of a just and equitable world for women, families and allies. This includes working with trusted experts like the team at Reciprocal Consulting. As leaders on a broad range of social, cultural and equity issues, Reciprocal has provided the YWCA with a range of services, including program development and evaluation, staff training and, most significantly, the development an organization-wide strategy to embed a culture of reconciliation through all aspects of our work. The team has helped build capacity across the organization and inspired us to use a strengths-based, trauma-informed and culturally-safe approach in our work.

Michelle Sing
Interim CEO
YWCA Metro Vancovuer

I have had the great pleasure and privilege to collaborate with Kim and Billie Joe and other members of the Reciprocal team on a couple of projects this past year, having sought them out as acknowledged experts in culturally responsive research and evaluation. The experience has been tremendously rewarding for me personally and professionally. Throughout, these wonderful women have taught, guided, and challenged me and my colleagues, always with patience and good humour. Thank you all for your wisdom, mentorship, and collaboration!

Heather Smith Fowler
Research Director
Social Research and Demonstration Corporation

The team at Reciprocal has supported our coalition for a number of years now. We enjoy working with them because they are Indigenous, know how to work with other Indigenous people and communities, and are able to deliver what we want on time and on-budget. They are a great team to have in your corner.

Keenan McCarthy
Co-Chair
Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee 

We very much appreciated our experience working with Reciprocal. They brought a unique and experienced perspective to measurement and evaluation, alongside a highly collaborative team approach. Being an indigenous owned company along with their experience working with indigenous people to develop meaningful measurement and evaluation processes, made them a perfect fit for our work, which is rooted in respectful relationships with indigenous communities.

Amanda Karst
Boreal Porgram Manager
Nature United

I found the Culturally Responsive Evaluation course delivered by Reciprocal Consulting to be very useful and well delivered. The first half drove home the point of why we need to be culturally responsive, given that we are all operating from various paradigms, world views, assumptions, and different versions of the truth based on our colonial history. And the second half of the course gave us practical advice on how to overcome barriers for cultural safety in research, what traps to avoid, and what steps to consider in a culturally responsive evaluation from start to finish. The facilitators packed a lot of information and group interaction into the one-day course. I would recommend it to others and I bet the longer course would be even more impactful.

Natalya Kuziak
Senior Evaluation Manager
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs and Indigenous Services Canada

It was an invigorating and soul-quenching day of discussion and sharing for which I am truly grateful, both personally and professionally. Both you and Sofia did an amazing job of sharing your knowledge, wisdom and leadership with us all on that day.

As a federal public servant I have frequently been approached by colleagues unsure (and uncomfortable with their uncertainly!) on how to partner with Indigenous communities, organizations and governments on evaluations and engagements in general. After having attended your recent workshop, not only have I gained valuable knowledge and insight into improving my own approach to meaningful interactions and partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, but I have a clearer idea thanks to your wonderful example of how to advise others how to do so as well.

Shawn Jackson
Evaluation Officer
AANDC

Kim and Sofia bring passion and enthusiasm in the sharing of their knowledge of Indigenous evaluation!

Marilyn Poitras
Director, Native Law Center
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan

Our recent Culturally Responsive Evaluation workshop was an incredibly rewarding day of learning and reflection. The facilitators gave us tools for thought and practice, with critical support in how to use, reflect, and improve. I found their discussion – that there are no easy answers, no quick fixes – for reconciliation as a practice, to be both realistic and invigorating. I came from the day feeling reinforced that this will not always be easy or comfortable, but that I (and all of us) can and need to commit to that path to improve CRE personally and in our organizations.

Trish Patton
President of Canadian Evaluation Society Alberta/NWT chapter