Consumers are being urged to shift their focus from the consultants who serve them, to the consultants they hire.
In a letter sent to consumers on Wednesday, the Canadian Institute for Equal Opportunity (CIEO) said it will stop giving consultants free access to its products, including those aimed at women, and will charge more for those services.
The CIEO says it has been providing consulting services to consumers for 25 years.
Consumers will need to pay $10.90 for their first consultation, with additional services for each subsequent appointment, the letter said.
It is unclear how CIEO will change its strategy or whether consumers will be able to continue to access consultants.
CIEO’s move comes after it stopped paying consultants in the United States last year after it had previously paid its full-time workers in the country $14.40 per hour.
CIEPO says it will offer a full refund for all consultants who leave its services.