Recommended Trainers & Facilitators

All Training is Trauma Informed and Delivered In Person or Virtually

Linda Crockett, IAWBH

Linda Crockett, MSW, RSW, SEP, CCPA

Workplace Consultant, Trainer, Therapist and Coach

Canada & International

Please contact Linda Crocket at for a discussion, to arrange a consultation, and/or proposal.

Linda has been a professional social worker for 34 years and the founder of The Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources (CIWBR) and the non-profit Canadian Institute of Workplace Harassment and Violence (CIWHV) As a witness and target of workplace harassment and violence (including mobbing) in her own profession, the last 11 years of her career has been dedicated to development of the first, Full-Service Bullying and Harassment Resource Center for Canadians. Linda’s award winning services include a variety of training packages. Today as an International Speaker on this topic, Specialized Trauma Therapist, Consultant, Advocate, Investigator, and Coach, Linda provides a holistic perspective focusing on:

Education, Intervention, Prevention, and Restorative / Recovery options for Employers and Employees. This training is trauma informed, in-depth, and provides a full perspective of each human being’s experience e.g., leadership, HR, OHS, and the complainants, witnesses, or respondents. Learn about the complexities, multi-layers, and easily missed or misunderstood nuances of workplace harassment and violence. We want to help prevent harm, decrease costs, help restore and repair, and increase the success and positive reputation of your business.

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Retired RCMP

Manitoba & Surrounding

A retired police officer with Canada’s National police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Sherry has published 3 books, first on titled WOMEN NOT WANTED. This about her 20-year career and how she dealt with workplace conflict, bullying, and sexual harassment.

Sherry has a BA in Conflict Resolution Studies, and since retiring works as a professional educator, and consultant, focusing on workplace conflict and helping others ‘find their voice’.

Shannon Lust

Indigenous Training


Tansi, Waspiski paskwaw mostos iskwew nitisiyihkason – my given name is Shannon Lust, and my Cree name is White Buffalo Woman. I am originally from treaty 8 territory and now reside in Treaty 6 near Edmonton, Alberta. My vast experience working within the mental health and education sectors, specifically within Indigenous communities, has afforded me many learning and growth opportunities. I have been taught by elders, knowledge keepers and many other indigenous peoples. Within the western Education system, I am taught in the field of counselling psychology and Indigenous people education. I am led to this work to ensure that the voices of victims are heard and that organizations are given the skills and opportunities to grow. At times, experiences within workplaces that lead individuals to being silenced, need to be better understood and stopped at the root. Finding and giving space to unheard voices, giving space for organizations to grow and bringing growth to all involved, is why I am drawn to this work with the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources Inc.

PhD Student

Indigenous Peoples Education

University of Alberta | Department of Educational Policy Studies
ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwaciwâskahikan) | Treaty 6 Territory

Karen Estabrooks

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Alberta & Surrounding Areas

Karen has over 15 years of experience working with diverse groups, troubleshooting for prevention of abuse and further concerns. She has been a domestic violence podcaster for over 18 months – interviewing various professionals and survivors. Karen is a kind-hearted, caring person who listens, offers support, brainstorms creative solutions, and ensures her clients feel heard and respected. Karen has become The Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources, Domestic Violence in the Workplace Specialist. She offers confidential consultations, coaching, advocacy and education with court processes, and training sessions for professionals and/or recovering domestic violence survivors, involving prevention, intervention, and repair or recovery.

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Tryna Ames

Women in the Trades


Tryna Ames is a certified trainer for the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources. She is a red seal journeywoman with over 13 years industrial construction, spending many years in the field on the tools, working as a piping coordinator, on Transportation, projects, and subcontract management. Tryna is also a Pipe Trades Instructor at a local vocational college assisting Indigenous men and women interested in getting into the pipe trades as well as teaching other specialized programs.

Prior to working in the trades, Tryna worked in addictions as a Life Skills Coach leading the “Life Skills and Understanding Anger” programs and providing support to those in recovery. Today, Tryna offers training to identify and address workplace psychological hazards in the trades and construction industries. She offers leaders and employees with prevention, intervention, and repair options which support the changing times for those in the trades. Learning and building your awareness will help you to develop skills, tools, and appropriate supportive responses to difficult questions, scenarios, and highly activated reactions. This will prevent complaints and harm. These cases are complex and require specialized services to prevent unintended harm which is often caused by a lack of training and awareness. As a member of the CIWPB Team, Tryna can assist leaders, employees who are harmed, witnesses who are struggling, or those accused and struggling to come to terms with the allegations or investigation outcomes. Including those who are falsely accused.

Katie Wicik

Therapist and Coach

British Columbia, Ontario and surrounding

Katie Wicik has completed training with the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources (CIWBR). She has a specialization in supporting those who are injured due to workplace psychological harassment and psychological violence. Katie is also a certified trainer with the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources. She has over 25 years of mental health and addictions experience working in hospital, educational, community, and private practice settings. For the past 10 years Katie has worked exclusively with parents, couples, and families. Katie offers specialized support and coaching for parent, couple, and family relationships where one member has a diagnosed pre-existing mental health condition.  Katie has teaching and research experience in University, College, and hospital settings. She has been a media health specialist presenter and highlighted in various media outlets. Throughout her career she has served on several Board of Directors in addition to executive and philanthropic committees that have a focus on women and children, healthcare, and community.  Katie completed the Couple and Family Therapy Studies Advanced Certificate with distinction at the University of Guelph and Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). She completed an M.Ed with distinction in Special Education and Counselling from Brock University and a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto in Psychoanalytic Thought.  Katie has a passion for ecotherapy, in addition to walk and talk therapy, and values the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors and with nature.

Aalya Ahmad, Ph.D.,


Quebec (French or English Courses)

Aalya Ahmad, Ph.D., is a certified trainer for the Canadian Institute of Workplace Bullying Resources as well as a trained popular education facilitator, a university lecturer, published author and scholar, advocate, political essayist and researcher, with significant lived experience and expertise in the areas of human rights, workplace bullying, labour relations, communications, and narrative storytelling. Dr. Ahmad is a tireless human rights defender and a champion for trauma-informed workplace restoration. She has developed and facilitated workshops on mental health and workplace bullying, among other topics. She is currently working on a memoir analyzing her own and others’ experiences of bullying in the labour movement.  Dr. Ahmad has also taught and published as an adjunct professor in the humanities and social sciences. She has a particular interest in addressing workplace bullying in the non-profit and social justice sectors, and is a creative and inspiring speaker.

Aalya Ahmad, titulaire d’un doctorat, est formatrice agréée par l’Institut canadien des ressources sur l’intimidation au travail, ainsi qu’une animatrice formée à l’éducation populaire, une conférencière universitaire, une auteure publiée, une universitaire, une militante, une essayiste politique et une chercheuse. Elle possède une expérience vécue importante et une expertise dans les domaines des droits de l’homme, de l’intimidation au travail, des relations professionnelles, de la communication et de la narration narrative. Mme Ahmad est une infatigable défenseuse des droits de l’homme et une championne de la restauration des lieux de travail en tenant compte des traumatismes. Elle a développé et animé des ateliers sur la santé mentale et l’intimidation au travail, entre autres sujets. Elle travaille actuellement à la rédaction d’un mémoire qui analyse ses propres expériences et celles d’autres personnes en matière d’intimidation au sein du mouvement syndical.  Mme Ahmad a également enseigné et publié en tant que professeur auxiliaire en sciences humaines et sociales. Elle s’intéresse particulièrement à la question du harcèlement moral au travail dans les secteurs à but non lucratif et de la justice sociale, et est une conférencière créative et inspirante.

Guy Boisvert

CIWBR Bilingual Certified Trainer / CIWBR, Entraineur Certifié, Bilingue


Originally from the Southern region of the province of Quebec, (Sherbrooke) I completed my post-secondary studies – College, DEC Pure and Applied Science, College, DEC Pre-Medical, University, B.Sc. in Engineering from New Brunswick. Currently working in completing my post-Grad studies.

With over 40 years of work experience in the field of water, Industrial water treatment, water reuse and Subject Matter Expert, (SEM) I was fortunate to work alongside people from around the world.

Having experienced Workplace Harassment in my own profession, I have learned a great deal about the impacts and resources needed for psychological safety. As an English and French speaking certified trainer with CIWBR, I offer our training sessions in French.

Originaire de la région de Sherbrooke, dans le Cantons de l’Est, j’ai complété mes études collégiales en: DEC Science Pure et Appliquée et DEC Science Santé, pour par la suite compléter mon B.Sc. en ingénierie, en anglais au Nouveau Brunswick.

Avec plus de 40 ans d’expériences dans les domaines des eaux, traitement industrielle des eaux usées et reconnu comme spécialiste générale dans ce dicipline (SME), j’ai eu l’opportunité de travailler au niveau internationale, et ce avec des gens de toutes les régions du monde.  

Durant ces années, plusieurs situations bouleversantes au travail, furent souvent des causes de conflits.

Le support et les connaissances obtenues par l’organisme CIWBR furent des outils nécessaires pour m’aider a surmonter ces conflits, a faire face et surmonter mes stress quotidiens et finalement prospérer dans ma vie.

Comme représentent bilingue pour le groupe  CIWBR, mes présentions et discussion sont principalement offert en français.

Guy Boisvert