• Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University. 2015.
    • Includes 40-hour course in family mediation compliant with the requirements for accreditation by the Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM)
  • Certificate in On-line and Blended Teaching, Carleton University. 2015.
  • Certificate in University Teaching, Carleton University. 2014
  • Master of Social Work, Social Administration and Policy, Carleton University, Ottawa. 1997
    • Academic Awards: Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Carleton University Research Assistantship
  • Honours Bachelor of Social Work with First Class Standing, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario. 1988
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature, Carleton University. 1987
  • French Immersion, Université Laval, Quebec City. Summer 1988
  • Diplôme des hautes études de lettres et civilisation françaises, Université d’Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France. Summer 1983


Mental Health Commission of Canada

  • Training as presenter/facilitator for Mental Health First Aid, 2015

Government of Canada, Canada School of Public Service

  • Mediating Conflict (40 hours of workplace mediation theory and practice) (course T905), 2013
  • Managing the Professional Contract, 1995
  • Negotiating Skills, 1994

Ontario Institute for the Prevention of Child Abuse

  • Child Sexual Abuse: Intervention & Treatment II
  • Child Sexual Abuse: Investigation and Assessment
  • Child Abuse: Investigation
  • Child Abuse: Treatment

Algonquin College, Labour Studies

  • Union Solidarity
  • Men and Women Talking
  • Union Counsellor
  • Introduction to the internet for unions
  • Worker Health and Safety
  • Workers Health and Safety, Level I (Workers Health & Safety C)
  • Fighting Discrimination
  • Safety and Health Committees
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Women at Work
  • Musco-skeletal Injuries Prevention
  • Grievance Handling Course
  • Staffing in the Public Service
  • Basic Instructor Training Program
  • HR Classification Course
  • Political Education Course