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All our professional collaborators will be considered qualified by their training and hands on work experience. They consistently practice with a strong code of ethics, values, empathy, fairness, and timeliness. They will remain neutral and offer unbiased services, which demonstrate best practices. They will also contribute to filling in any gaps of knowledge, and ensure that organizations, leaders, and employees are prepared, and fully understand the processes involved with investigations. We also believe that all investigators must be trauma informed. Working on these cases will require a strong understanding of the complex nuances and needs of each participant. This includes being prepared, responding to various reactions and needs, decisions being made, and the delivery of the investigation outcomes. Especially when aware of existing psychological injuries. We believe it is essential to make appropriate recommendations for prevention and interventions and prevent further risks or harm. We all promote psychological safety in the workplace.

Canadian Occupational Safety (COS)

On its 60th year, COS is the premier publication of Occupational Health & Safety in Canada. Since 1963, COS has been the leading voice in safety; delivering industry leading editorial, news, events, and multi-media solutions for safety professionals in all industries.Canadian Occupational Safety is also the official publication behind Canada’s Safest Employers Awards. Launched in 2011, the event recognizes companies from across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers.

Canadian Occupational Safety is published by award-winning publishing and events company KM Business Information Canada Ltd.

Canadian Occupational Safety

Can’t Buy My Silence

Zelda Perkins has been campaigning since 2017 when she was the first woman to break an NDA, signed decades earlier, with Harvey Weinstein. She brought the systematic abuse of NDA’s to the attention of the British Government and international press, giving evidence at two parliamentary inquiries, which have uncovered an epidemic of misuse, and pushing the England and Wales Solicitors Regulatory Authority to take disciplinary action against the lawyer who created her NDA for Weinstein. Her actions have been inspiring others, to come forward by her example. Zelda was named a Person of the Year by Time magazine in 2017 and by the Guardian in 2020.


Professor Julie Macfarlane is a Canadian law professor, Member of the Order of Canada, who has won many awards for her work in advocating for access to justice. In 2016, in her personal negotiations with the Anglican Church, she persuaded the Church and their insurer to end the default practice of forcing NDAs on victims of clerical abuse. Later that year4, she discovered that a colleague terminated following an investigation for harassment and other misconduct was protected by an NDA that had been negotiated before his departure from the University of Windsor, and that he had been able to move to another law school who knew nothing of his history. The University continued to hide the facts in the NDA enabling the perpetrator to successfully sue her for “defamation”.


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Can't Buy My Silence

by Jen Magnus Consulting

Jen Magnus offers workplace culture assessments. Her steps may include conducting a survey, reviewing policies and procedures, one on one interviews, focus groups, and written recommendations. Call Jen when you are experiencing complicated, and/or  multiple problems or complaints, due to leadership, poor employee engagement, team issues, harassment, or bullying.

Shawn Martin

A Human Resources professional with more than 25 years of experience. Her dynamic approach enables her to get to the root of organizational issues and offer a fresh perspective. She partners with her clients in order to link HR initiatives to business strategies.

Over time, Shawn has developed a depth of expertise in many areas such as Change Management, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Coaching, Performance Management, Organisational Development as well as Harassment in the Workplace.

She possesses a Bachelor of Arts with a major in psychology. Prior to working as a Consultant, Shawn held senior executive positions in such major Companies as The Bay, Pangeo Pharma, Browns Shoes, IKEA, Future Shop and BCE.

Shawn has dual citizenship from Canada and England and is fluent, both written and spoken in English and French.

Professionnelle en ressources humaines comptant plus de 25 ans d’expérience. Son approche dynamique lui permet d’identifier rapidement l’origine des problèmes organisationnels afin d’offrir des points de vue nouveaux. Elle travaille toujours en équipe avec le client afin de concilier les initiatives RH avec les stratégies d’entreprise.

Au fil du temps, Shawn a développé une expertise pointue dans plusieurs domaines tels que la gestion du changement, les stratégies de communication, la résolution des conflits, le coaching, la gestion de la performance, le développement organisationnel et le harcèlement en milieu de travail.

Elle détient un baccalauréat ès arts avec une majeure en psychologie. Avant de devenir consultante, Shawn a occupé divers postes en tant que cadre supérieur dans des entreprises d’envergure telles La Baie, Pangeo Pharma, les chaussures Browns, IKEA, Future Shop et BCE.

Shawn possède deux citoyennetés, canadienne et britannique et maîtrise parfaitement l’anglais et le français tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit.

Femi Omotola

Alberta Canada HR Consultant

Oluwafemi (AKA Femi) Omotola , AKA Femi., started her HR Consulting outfit: Shalom Shalom Consulting very recently. One main focus is to help Managers and Executives of small and medium -sized businesses improve their bottom line by boosting Employee Engagement. She does this through her proprietary training program called Respect in the Workplace. She also assists her clients in facilitating other bespoke training programs, including but not limited to: Organizational Behavior, Workplace Harassment and Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion to name a few. Other services include, On- demand and or infrequent HR support, Conducting Exit interviews, Employee On-Boarding, Employee Handbook, Executive Placement, and, Conflict Resolution. For a period spanning about 20 years, Femi has worked in the field of Human Resources in West Africa, Toronto, Ontario culminating in her role as Divisional HR Advisor for the Divisional Headquarters of The Salvation Army in Edmonton, Alberta. She possesses invaluable International and Canadian experience. Her professional journey cuts across the spectrums of the Oil and Gas Industry, Healthcare, Social Services and now Consulting.

Workplace Fairness West

Michelle Phaneuf is a partner with Workplace Fairness West in Calgary operating in conjunction with Workplace Fairness International.  Workplace Fairness supports organizations in Alberta and across Canada to foster a healthy culture based on a core value of equity of concern and respect. They are a Canadian leader in the emerging field of Workplace Restoration and have provided training in this area for organizations and individuals across Canada including The City of Calgary, The City of Edmonton, Canada Revenue Agency and Department of National Defence.

Michelle is a Chartered mediator, Certified Coach, Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor and trained Ombudsman who utilizes interest-based tools to bring awareness and empathy to manage difficult situations in a non-confrontational manner. Her background in engineering generates a systems-thinking approach which enables her to successfully analyze complex situations and build a comprehensive perspective.