Soni has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, and her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Victoria. She has a certificate in gender studies and human rights from Oxford University.
When in Toronto, Soni was involved in supporting social innovation, and philanthropy work at the community level with organizations such as the City of Toronto, United Way Toronto, Laidlaw and Maytree Foundations. Soni also worked as a senior project manager with the Government of Ontario and as a consultant with the United Nations.
Over the past four years, since returning to Edmonton she has worked with the Government of Alberta, is core team member at the Edmonton ShiftLab 1.0, was a grants coordinator at the Edmonton Heritage Council, and is currently a lead consultant with Canadian Equality. Soni is keen to map Alberta’s ecosystems to find, contribute and create spaces of social innovation.
GBA+ is a powerful intersectional equity tool that can be applied to any kind of work. We conduct customized GBA+ training and full-scale GBA+ assessments. This tool is a requirement of government but is applicable to all sectors and organizations.
We start by investing time to deeply understand your organization to determine how to customize the training to meet your needs. We aim to connect our courses directly to your mission, vision, values and organizational objectives.
A baseline assessment determines your current state of DEI and provides a thorough analysis of your diversity, intersectionality, gaps, risks, challenges and opportunities. Assessments provide you with actionable recommendations to make impactful positive change.