Embracing Connection: The Science of Social Healing in a Divided World

By Nathan Hall on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024 in Community, Well-Being. No Comments

In an era marked by divisiveness and isolation, the significance of human connection has never been more evident. We are inherently social beings, wired to seek out community, recognition, and acceptance. Recent research in neuroscience underscores the profound impact of these connections on our well-being, revealing that the brain reacts to negative social interactions in  … Read more

Reflections on a Year of Growth

By Nathan Hall on Friday, December 1st, 2023 in Company, Leadership, Well-Being. No Comments

This has been a big year for Culture Check. We’ve seen growth across our team, our services, and as individuals. In the world of business, growth often takes the spotlight as the ultimate goal, the guiding star we all pursue. There’s this common phrase echoing, “if you’re not growing, you’re dying,” wrapping urgency around the  … Read more

Using the ASCEND Model for Professional Support

By Nathan Hall on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 in Company. No Comments

Culture Check was born out of the need to support racialized professionals in their careers. Whether we are looking at employment rates, pay equity, rates of promotions or experiences of discrimination and microaggressions, Black, Indigenous and other professionals of colour experience their work environments differently than their White counterparts. These are multifaceted issues that do  … Read more

Culture Fit vs Cultural Fit

By Nathan Hall on Monday, March 14th, 2022 in Culture. No Comments

The Subtle Difference Will Change Your Organization Picture an independent record store in your mind, what do you see? You might envision some 20-somethings decked out in vintage rock tees, with long hair and an insatiable desire to rage against the machine. You’re envisioning an archetypal character defined by a certain style and demographic –  … Read more

Celebrating 7,000 Connections

By Nathan Hall on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 in Company. No Comments

No, we are not celebrating 7,000 social media connections. We are celebrating the 7,000 people who have been directly reached through our services in this year alone! Our work is focused on addressing racial inequity in the workplace and empowering members of racialized communities to navigate difficult work environments and level-up their careers. Services We  … Read more

Launching of the New Website

By Nathan Hall on Sunday, December 5th, 2021 in Company. No Comments

Over the past year, Culture Check has grown and evolved as a business. As such, we needed to make sure our website best reflected the stage that we now find ourselves in. We are an award-winning, learning and development social enterprise that empowers individuals and organizations to address racial inequity in the workplace. We accomplish  … Read more

Social Entrepreneurship Award

By Nathan Hall on Monday, November 22nd, 2021 in Company. No Comments

Culture Check Wins Best Ottawa Business Award For Social Entrepreneurship We are proud to announce that Culture Check has won the Best Ottawa Business Award for Social Entrepreneurship, based off our innovative business model that infuses social impact with business performance. Our company was built out of the need to address the wide gap between  … Read more

Code Switching and Quarantine

By Nathan Hall on Thursday, August 20th, 2020 in Remote Work. No Comments

Many racialized professionals endure the feeling that they are on display for their colleagues who are either fascinated, opinionated or critical of what many perceive to be their exoticness – whether they are ogled, examined, questioned or sometimes touched.

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