Announcement, CCEDNet

Compensation Review: Request for Proposals

June 19, 2024

Issued: June 19, 2024
Responses due: July 4, 2024


CCEDNet is a values-based, non-profit association committed to connecting people and ideas for action that builds local economies, strengthens communities, and benefits everyone. We have members throughout Canada, including organizations, networks, and individuals who are strengthening sustainable and equitable local economies. Members are active across many sectors such as community development, social enterprise, rural development, co-operative development, employment development, and housing.

We are committed to the values of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Dignity, Self-Determination, Solidarity, and Local Control. Together, we are working towards sustainable and inclusive communities directing their own social, environmental, and economic futures through our Theory of Change.

About the Opportunity

CCEDNet has recently completed the development of a Compensation Philosophy which highlights include creating a transparent salary scale that expresses the value of a role to the organization, as well as attracting, motivating, and retaining talented staff from across the country, through mechanisms that are understood and accountable to employees.

We are now seeking the services of a Canadian consulting firm or individual to complete an organization-wide compensation review using an anti-oppression approach that will bring the philosophy and our practices into alignment.

The consultant(s) will:

  • Review existing job descriptions and organizational structure and make recommendations for job profiles and salary bands that reflect our internal structure, minimize bias, and ensure equitable treatment of all employees.
  • Benchmarking against industry data and relevant market trends, analyze our current compensation levels (including regional variances) of both monetary and non-monetary compensation and make recommendations for improvements.

It is understood that the contracted consultant(s) may need to subcontract other individuals to ensure the audit team includes expertise from Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, and/or religious minorities perspectives. The consultant(s) will work closely with members of the Leadership Team and staff from a variety of teams and positions in CCEDNet’s organizational structure.

Our Goals:

  • To ensure that our compensation packages are fair and equitable for all employees, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, geographic location and conviction for which a pardon has been granted as set out by the Canadian Human Rights Act.
  • To align our policies and practices with our Compensation Philosophy. 

Scope: Deliverables and Desired Outcomes

  1. Written report detailing anti-oppression recommendations and including an analysis of the gaps and disconnect between our current policies and practices and our new compensation philosophy.
  2. Recommendations for salary bands and job profiles that reflect our structure and market benchmarking.
  3. Recommendations for changes to employee benefits or other elements of total compensation in order to better reflect our structure, considering market benchmarking. 
  4. Recommended process to evaluate ongoing and new positions and corresponding compensation.
  5. Recommended strategies to increase and/or improve retention and attraction of employees
  6. Assemble all findings into a final report and present (virtual) the findings and recommendations to the Compensation Working Group, and potentially, the Board of Directors.

Budget and Timeline

Our current budget for the project is $10,000 plus applicable taxes. Our desired timeline is a completed project by September 2024.

Proposal Requirements

  1. Company name (including GST number and incorporation number if applicable), and contact information (address, email, phone number, and website).
  2. Name and position of individual who will oversee the project, as well as project team members (if applicable) including brief professional biographies and an explanation of interest in this work.
  3. Outline of previous experience:
    1. Providing consulting services, including organizational compensation audits or assessments to diversity, equity and inclusion.
    2. Working with organizations in the non-profit sector.
    3. Utilizing a variety of online techniques and platforms to meet deliverables.
  4. Sample list of past and current clients including any relevant commentary on outcomes and impact of this work.
  5. Description of your approach to this work:
    1. Identification of which deliverables you can address.
    2. Your consultation approach to centering the experiences of Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, and religious minorities.
    3. Work plan describing methodologies, approaches, timelines, and roles and responsibilities for how the work will be accomplished.
    4. Description of anticipated risks and difficulties, and proposed strategies to address them.
    5. Confirmation of willingness to work alongside other consulting firms or individuals to achieve the deliverables, if applicable.
  6. Expected compensation and other estimated costs including a breakdown of the proposed budget by deliverable.

Please submit proposals by July 4, 2024 to with “Compensation Review RFP Response” in the subject line.

We thank all interested parties and look forward to reviewing your proposal.


Mike Toye
Executive Director