our services

Working With a Purpose

We deliver actionable information and solutions to our clients and community by combining long-term thinking with immediate results.


We offer a variety of educational services that are grounded in theory and delivered through real work applications.

Evaluation and Data

Conducting rigorous evaluations looking at policy, operations and outcomes grounded in providing thorough reviews.

Research and Analysis

Our comprehensive and targeted research focuses on assessing to better understand and identify the areas of challenge and opportunity.


Working with companies to create amazing events to connect influential leaders in cannabis and/or public, policy, business, and community to shape the future.


We work with our clients to build their internal capacity. Whether as a thought partner or as additional support, we will help you develop and implement effective programs and strategies.

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Ika Washington

Ika Washington founded DiversityTalk intending to create a platform and consultancy that can work with organizations and corporations to engage with marginalized and underrepresented groups within the health and social service space. 
Ika Washington is a public health professional specializing in health policy and equity. She is passionate about best engagement practices, building meaningful partnerships, programs and services to improve the complex social and health problems impacting communities. Equipped with a diverse experience, including governance and regulatory affairs, policy development and implementation, health research design, and project management, coupled with an M.Sc focusing on social science and a progressive Ph.D. in Health Policy and Equity,  Ika thrives on being solution-based to improve spaces for marginalized groups and improve business designs. 
Ika’s work experience includes working as a Policy Analyst and Program Specialist at Health Canada and Regional Lead for an Indigenous Health Authority serving over 31 First Nations communities in Ontario. In leading the stage as a global speaker, she has been featured in Leafly, Globe and Mail, The Green Room, GrowOp, Postmedia, and guested on various podcasts and documentaries.
Ph.D in Health Policy & Equity – York University (progressive) 
M.Sc. in Social Science – University of Southampton (UK)
B.Sc. in Biology (Ecosystem & Health) – Western University