Workshop & Event Facilitation

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Facilitating the founding meeting of the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (photo credit: Daily Xtra)

I am a skilled facilitator, with an ability to lead complex multi-stakeholder events, meetings and processes. I have facilitated the founding meetings of the global PKU association (July 2017) and the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (November 2016). I hosted the Drug Pricing Policy Summit in November 2016 and 2017, a patient education event co-hosted by the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, the Ontario Schizophrenia Society and the Save your Skin Foundation.

As a part-time instructor at the University of Ottawa and as a community educator, I have developed and delivered over 200 classes and workshops. I have worked with women’s groups, youth groups, patient groups, frontline service providers, students and researchers to offer engaging learning activities on a range of topics, from participatory evaluation to communicating more effectively with your health-care providers.

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Hosting a workshop on group facilitation skills with the Francophone community in Ontario, 2015

In 2015, I redesigned and offered a two-day workshop on group facilitation skills to community-based organizations in Montreal and Francophone groups in Ontario. Through group-building activities and games, participants worked to identify and share best practices in support group facilitation and educational workshop delivery. I enjoy exploring innovative and arts-based approaches to event and group facilitation.

I have facilitated the work of regional and national committees using online platforms, teleconferences and in-person meetings. In 2014, I collaborated with a colleague to develop a series of webinars on parenting for people who are living with HIV. Click here to access the webinar recordings.

I have coordinated over 40 national, regional and local events where my responsibilities included identifying and building partnerships with key stakeholders; facilitating the work of planning committees; developing funding proposals; liaising with participants, speakers, volunteers and funders; and overseeing communications and event logistics.