About Us

At Swen Equity, we advance inclusive care and create equitable change. Swen Equity is devoted to advancing health equity through supporting the progression of inclusive care practices in the health and social service sector. We support organizations to have an effective and actionable response to the experiences of marginalized staff, clients, and communities. The prioritization of inclusive care that improves holistic health outcomes through a culturally competent client-centered approach.

The Founder & Principal Consultant

Genelle Pollydore is an expert at developing and implementing equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies that enhance cultural competences, and enables inclusive care practices and inclusive work environments.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Global Health and specialization in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, where she developed a comprehensive understanding of the holistic aspects of health and the social determinants of health. She became passionate about addressing the social determinants of health to promote holistic health and attain health equity. Her ambition led her to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Anti-Racist Research and Practice which expanded her knowledge on systemic oppression and its impact on health and social service systems.

Genelle is actively engaged in community initiatives, she supports to the following organizations:

Advisory Council, Kujenga Wellness Project
Board Member, DurhamONE
Executive Team, Durham Black Network
Women’s Committee Member, Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

The Founder & Principal Consultant

Genelle Pollydore is an expert at developing and implementing equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies that enhance cultural competences, and enables inclusive care practices and inclusive work environments.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Global Health and specialization in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, where she developed a comprehensive understanding of the holistic aspects of health and the social determinants of health. She became passionate about addressing the social determinants of health to promote holistic health and attain health equity. Her ambition led her to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Anti-Racist Research and Practice which expanded her knowledge on systemic oppression and its impact on health and social service systems.

Genelle is actively engaged in community initiatives, she supports to the following organizations:

Advisory Council, Kujenga Wellness Project
Board Member, DurhamONE
Executive Team, Durham Black Network
Women’s Committee Member, Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

The Founder & Principal Consultant

Genelle Pollydore is an expert at developing and implementing equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies that enhance cultural competences, and enables inclusive care practices and inclusive work environments.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Global Health and specialization in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, where she developed a comprehensive understanding of the holistic aspects of health and the social determinants of health. She became passionate about addressing the social determinants of health to promote holistic health and attain health equity. Her ambition led her to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Anti-Racist Research and Practice which expanded her knowledge on systemic oppression and its impact on health and social service systems.

Genelle is actively engaged in community initiatives, she supports to the following organizations:

Advisory Council, Kujenga Wellness Project
Board Member, DurhamONE
Executive Team, Durham Black Network
Women’s Committee Member, Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

Our Name

You are probably curious about our name?

Swen means ‘to care’ in Creole.

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Swen Equity means to be responsive to the nuances of identities in a way that incorporates authenticity into care practices and cultivates equitable health outcomes across all identities.
Swen brings a lens of client-centered approach that includes every aspect of one’s identity to care for the holistic health of an individual.

Our Name

You are probably curious about our name?

Swen means ‘to care’ in Creole.

"
Swen Equity means to be responsive to the nuances of identities in a way that incorporates authenticity into care practices and cultivates equitable health outcomes across all identities.
"
Swen brings a lens of client-centered approach that includes every aspect of one’s identity to care for the holistic health of an individual.

Why We Exist

Our Vision

To lead the equitable development of health and social services in Ontario through the innovative EDI strategies that enable the attainment of health equity.

Our Mission

To cultivate workplace environments that are equip to advance inclusive care by guiding organizational practices that sustain equitable growth.

Our Vision

To lead the equitable development of health and social services in Ontario through the innovative EDI strategies that enable the attainment of health equity.

Our Mission

To cultivate workplace environments that are equip to advance inclusive care by guiding organizational practices that sustain equitable growth.

Our Values

Accuracy

Being accurate at the start of a DEI process is important. An accurate assessment is at the root of the development of an effective DEI strategy. We are precise and intentional at each stage of the strategy process to facilitate the alignment of strategy to organizational culture. Organization-specific strategies that are aligned with culture are essential to cultivating long-term equitable growth.

Integrity

To optimize equitable outcomes, how you execute a DEI strategy is key. Effective DEI strategies that have objectives and activities that are organization specific and centered on a result of equity. Integrity is fundamental in our strategy process to remain aligned to the achievement of equity. We are committed to embracing the change and challenges that are necessary for equitable growth.

Open Communication

Open lines of communication are central to achieving equitable results. We rely on the transparency of intentions, objectives, and progress throughout the strategy development and implementation process to surpass each stage. Honest and open communication and the inclusion of feedback from stakeholders is required to ensure effective solutions.

Community

We believe that engaging in community collaborations is an essential aspect of equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies. Building partnerships with a diversity of communities strengthens efforts. We are committed to collaborating with communities and upholding dignity and respect throughout our engagements.

Ready to advance your care?

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