About C.O.D

co-creating psychological safety & belonging

Celebrate Our Differences is a social business supporting the development of workplaces and communities to co-create places of psychological safety and belonging. Providing organizational and community development consulting services, we work alongside organizations to address complex challenges through co-creation approaches that enable people to participate more fully in the workplace and community.

Based in Nanaimo, British Columbia, we support communities and organizations on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast, Greater Vancouver, as well as other locations near and far. We are honoured to be located and live on the land of the Snuneymuxw First Nation of the Coast Salish People and home area of the Mid Island Métis Nation.

Celebrate Our Differences is a proud member of the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition

A few of our projects...

Staying connected in an increasingly digital world:

Digital literacy program for seniors

A New Horizons for Seniors Program funded by the Government of Canada

Industrial culture: Factors that present barriers to reporting workplace incidents

A SSHRC research project funded by the Government of Canada

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UNAC community investment program:

Micro grants to progress UN Sustainable Development Goals

A United Nations Association of Canada, Calgary Branch program

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Purpose

Co-creating places of psychological safety and belonging.

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Vision

A world where we celebrate our differences, where all of humanity lives together in global unity.

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Hello, I'm rana

founder + principal consultant

I'm a social sciences researcher and consultant supporting the development of workplaces and communities to co-create places of psychological safety and belonging. With a multidisciplinary background in social sciences research, communication, management, community investment, and business administration, I am passionate about working alongside organizations to address complex systemic challenges. My experience includes large matrixed organizations, emerging companies, small businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), acquisitions, government, and founding a social business—Celebrate Our Differences—inspired by my lived experiences as a second generation Canadian. Pursuing a doctorate in social sciences from Royal Roads University, my applied research interests explore the intersection of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) with psychological safety and mental health.

- Rana Van Tuyl  

Rana holds a Master of Arts in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University and was awarded a research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Government of Canada for her research on industrial safety and factors that present barriers to reporting workplace incidents and contribute to cultures of non-report.