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Education is the key to understanding and success. After 15 years of working with youth and their families, and schools; I have learned to engage and connect in a meaningful way.

Qualifications: FAQ


  • Conflict Resolution - MediatorMount Royal University, 2020

  • Certified Settlement Practitioner; Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies; 2012

  • Advanced TESOL certificate; Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies; 2002

  • Workshops:

    • Communicating Effectively in Difficult Situations​

    • Crisis intervention and conflict resolution

    • Effective Presentation Skills

    • Family Violence and Bullying

    • Leadership and Resiliency

    • Motivational interviewing

    • Survivors of Torture: Best Practices

    • Young Refugees: Surviving the Trauma


Delivered 300+ informational and motivational presentations on the topics of gang involvement, drugs, bullying and transition into high school for the past 15 years.

  • Settlement Worker in Schools - Calgary Bridge Foundation; 2012 - Current

    • Build healthy relationships between students, parents and teachers by providing mentorship, delivering workshops, facilitating access to education and conflict mediation​

  • Manager, School Based Settlement Program - Immigrant Services, Lethbridge AB; 2005 to 2012

    • Empowering youth to make healthy life choices, expand their education opportunities and connect with their peers.

    • Grow community engagement through the development and facilitation of youth support programs


  • Award of Excellence for Outstanding Performance and Dedicated Service - 2018 and 2020; from the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth

  • Award of Prestigious Friends of 51 for Outstanding Contributions to the Schools and Students - 2009; from the Lethbridge School District 51


  • Calgary Rotary Club - Youth Mentorship; 2015 - current

    • Mentoring students from junior high through the completion of high school

    • Empowering students with the tools to make right choices

  • Calgary Young Offender Center (CYOC); 2019 - current

    • Bi-weekly meeting with youth in recovery

    • Continuous mentorship to improve socialization skills

  • Community Mediation Calgary Society (CMCS); 2020 - current

    • Dispute Resolution Between Two or more parties

  • ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Institute of Alberta; 2020 - current

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