Trusting, ethical relationships are essential to us— we can’t be successful without them. We build trust by being clear, consistent, and by following through to the very end. We enter relationships honestly, intentionally, and for the long term, hoping to learn and grow together. Everyone here is trusted, supportive and supported, and dedicated.
Kindness matters to us. Because people come first in everything we do, empathy is our starting point. We work in collaboration with our diverse clients and one another. We acknowledge our privilege, seeking to demonstrate our deeply-held personal and collective commitments to service, improving communities, the environment, and society overall in our work every day.
For us, real solutions need both creative space and time. We encourage improvisation to get unstuck. Life beyond work should feed work, and vice versa—boundaries are healthy and respected. We know that wholehearted acts like problem-solving, designing, writing, and even engaged dialogue, are fuelled by joy, belonging, teamwork, and a shared acceptance that vulnerability is necessary and respected.
We are willing to go first, to change, and to learn. We challenge our clients and ourselves with hard questions. We permit uncomfortable silences. When we are wrong, we admit it. To make the biggest impact, we embrace complex work accepting that there may be risk and uncertainty.
Our core consulting team is comprised of employees, not subcontracted associates. We take a proactive stand to create and maintain a healthy work/life balance. We respect diversity and accessibility. We invest in professional development. We ensure the health and safety of our employees. We believe in supporting one another’s wellness, happiness, and career growth. Everyone who works here is committed to Laridae’s mission.
We support clients to strengthen their organizations and enrich their communities. While we work across the province, the Peterborough region is home. We demonstrate corporate social responsibility by giving back locally, sharing skills, and collaborating with partners in our community. We believe in investing in and adding capacity to community.
Laridae became a Certified B Corporation in 2018. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.
Laridae was certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We’ve evaluated how our practices impact our employees, our community, the environment, and our customers.