About Our Founder

Linda R. Crockett


Gold Standard Services: for all organizations, communities, and individuals.

Linda Crockett is a trailblazer and visionary in fostering diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible (DEIA) workplaces, serving as the founder of the triple award-winning service, The Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources (CIWBR). She is also the driving force behind the not-for-profit The Canadian Institute of Workplace Harassment and Violence (CIWHV), demonstrating her commitment to social impact beyond profit.

With a career spanning 38 years in social work, including 14 years as a global psychological safety expert, Linda Crockett has consistently championed DEIA principles in her work. She specializes in trauma-informed solutions for workplace psychological safety, utilizing a combination of research-based methodologies and hands-on anecdotal approaches, Linda provides prevention, intervention, repair, and recovery options for organizations and individuals alike. Her holistic approach ensures that her clients receive tailored solutions that address their unique needs while fostering a workplace culture of safety and respect.

Linda’s groundbreaking initiatives have transformed workplaces across Canada, earning her acclaim as a respected authority in the field. Her tireless advocacy has led to transformative shifts in policy, culture, and awareness surrounding workplace mistreatment. Notably, she has spearheaded regional and national workplace bullying awareness initiatives, garnering endorsements from government leaders since 2010.

With a master’s degree in workplace bullying and a diverse set of certifications in trauma therapy, Linda Crockett’s expertise is unmatched. She collaborates closely with Indigenous workplaces and communities, demonstrating a culturally sensitive approach and deep understanding of unique challenges.

Linda offers comprehensive services, including trauma-informed consultations, leadership coaching, and specialized training programs tailored to professionals across various industries. Her commitment to continuous learning and innovation ensures she remains at the forefront of the field.

Driven by her mission of prevention, early intervention, and appropriate intervention strategies, Linda Crockett is a catalyst for change on a global scale. Her research contributions on platforms like Google Scholar further solidify her impact on workplace psychology and safety.

Linda Crockett is not just a professional but a force for transformation, advancing the conversation toward safer, more inclusive, and accessible workplaces for all.


  • Academic Harassment: The need for interdependent actions of stakeholders

    Tauber, Keashley, Moss, Swann, Crockett, Hollis, Sareh, and Mahmoudi


Recognition & Awards


2023 – 2024

In 2023 – 2024, Linda worked in collaboration with an interdepartmental advisory working group, and a panel of three other recognized experts, on TBS Restorative Task Force to support the development and implementation of a restorative engagement program and led the engagement process with various networks and organizations.  She also co-authored two expert panel reports, the “What We Heard Report” and the ‘Recommendations Report’’ to the TBS President on the Restorative Engagement Program for the Federal Public Service September 2023 – February 2024.

Learn more about the Restorative Engagement Program

Government of Canada

Family and Community Safety Inspiration Award

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.

Inspiration Award
visionary, pioneer, award winner

First in Alberta! Visionary, Pioneer Award

In 2012 Linda Crockett’s ABRC (now The Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources) became the first full-service resource in Alberta specific to psychological harassment, otherwise known as workplace bullying. Linda is a qualified professional with the ability to provide both employers and employees with consultations, assessments, training, speaking engagements, coaching and specialized counselling for repairing the harm that has been done by workplace harassment, or to prevent harm from being done.

With her personal and professional work, and research, in 2010 Linda identified gaps in workplace services to assist organizations with prevention and early intervention of this costly and complex phenomenon. Since then, she has worked with hundreds of organizations, thousands of employees, medical teams, insurance companies, OHS, investigators, and other workplace specialists.  Linda believes in the need for a full spectrum of services offering prevention, intervention, and repair/restore options. This is a complex issue impacting the reputations and productivity of organizations and their employee’s health and wellbeing. This requires a holistic perspective focusing on all levels involved and impacted, and allows for all voices to be heard and understood. Linda collaborates with other professionals and offers referrals to highly qualified, professionally regulated, and experienced services i.e.: Investigators, Mediators, HR Consultants, Therapists. Due to the sensitivities involved, it is imperative to be ethical in your selection of workplace resources to prevent harm from occurring due to the complex phenomenon of workplace harassment and violence.

Admitting there is a problem and building trust are the first steps to meaningful repair. Working with Linda, the CIWBR and associates, you have access to the very best anti-harassment resources in Canada! References are available!