About Our Founder
Linda R. Crockett
MSW, RSW, SEP, CCPA
Linda Crockett MSW, RSW, SEP, CCPA
Linda Crockett is the founder of an award-winning resource serving all Canadian employers and employees since 2011. She has been a pioneer, activist, advocate, and trail blazer in Canada, and today she is known as an international expert on the topic of workplace psychological harassment. She offers the only ‘one stop’ service resource – specializing in this area in Canada. Linda focuses on this topic from a holistic perspective. She believes that all parties involved need a safe, supportive, confidential, trauma informed resource, offering personal and professional experiences, with a wide range of skills to address the complex systemic issues, including the institutional layers, both internal and external, of betrayal, and very importantly, the subtle nuances of this epidemic. All parties need professionals who are accountable and liable to assist them. Linda is a trauma therapist specializing in addressing the human experience of workplace harassment, including the psychological and/or physical injuries costing our health system and taxpayers billions of dollars each year. This can be prevented. This can change. Linda provides prevention, interventions, and repair or recovery options to all industries, professions, institutions, cultures, and genders.
Consulting, Training, Mentoring, Coaching and Counselling
The Psychological Hazards of Workplace Psychological Harassment: what is it, and what to do about it. First learn about the definition so that we may clear up confusion, assumptions, stigma, and stereotyping. Understand the risk factors, early warning signs, how it impacts leaders, individuals, groups, and the overall work environment. Gain clarity by hearing the true stories, the human experience, of those who have being bullied or harassed, the valid struggles of witnesses and how we can help them, and how we can work with those identified as bullies or harassers in the workplace. These true stories will open your mind, build awareness, and build your confidence with trauma informed preventions, interventions, and repair or recovery options. You will learn about policies, procedures, legislation, investigations, research based best practices, and you will also gain solutions for those who are leaders, witnesses, complainants (employees who are harmed), and the respondents (those causing the harm). This training is focused on preventing harm. With this trauma informed, in-depth training, you will become equipped with insights, knowledge, and tools, to help make zero tolerance our new workplace norm.
See our Complaints Triage Model: options for managing complaints
Employees on sick leave often feel isolated and experience additional stress when attempting to navigate through different systems e.g., insurance companies, medical teams, unions, and human resources. The Canadian Institute of Workplace Harassment and Violence offers support throughout these processes including, difficult decision making, document completions, reviewing rights, options, and next steps, and assisting with communications. We help support your recovery and successful return to work processes.
Keynote Speaker and Author
Years of Experience
Linda has been a professional social worker for over 34 years. As a witness and target of workplace harassment and violence (including mobbing and lateral violence) in her own profession, her career is dedicated to development of a Centre which provides Education, Intervention, Prevention, and Restorative / Recovery options for Employers and Employees impacted. Linda offers a trauma informed, holistic perspective to addressing the diverse, multi-layered, complex phenomenon of workplace harassment, bullying and violence. She has created a service stationed in Edmonton Alberta to support all Canadians.
As a trainer or presenter, Linda has worked with nurses, paramedics, firemen, police officers, teachers, social workers, Oil and Gas Industries, Unions, Medical Teams, Insurance Companies and more.
As a therapist, Linda offers a safe and confidential space for clients to feel heard and validated. She supports those who have been harmed in the workplace, and those who are acting out with harmful behaviours.
- Holistic Needs Assessment, Treatment Plan and Recovery Options
- Offer Recommendations including Facilitate Restorative Discussions
Employees on sick leave often feel isolated and experience additional stress when attempting to navigate through different systems e.g. insurance companies, medical teams, unions, and human resources. The Canadian Institute of Workplace Harassment and Violence offers support throughout these processes including, difficult decision making, document completions, reviewing rights, options and next steps, and assisting with communications. We help support your recovery and successful return to work processes.
Family and Community Safety Inspiration Award Recipient
Linda Crockett was awarded the Family and Community Safety Inspiration Award 2017 from the Government of Alberta for Individual Leadership in Bullying Prevention.
Linda Crockett was recognized for her leadership role in advocating for those affected by bullying. She is the founder of The Canadian Institute of Workplace Harassment and Violence (formerly the ABRC or Alberta Bullying Research, Resources & Recovery Centre), which provides education, awareness, advocacy, and recovery counselling services for anyone affected by harassment or violence, including rehabilitation for perpetrators.
Linda has facilitated workshops to social workers, teachers, youth justice volunteers, the Edmonton Support Network, First Nation Communities, and teens and domestic violence survivors preparing for the workplace. Linda also advocates on legislation changes, to add “psychological harassment” and “psychological violence” to provincial and federal labour legislation.