ABRC Associates



Janus Associates is a large private practice located in Calgary, Alberta. Pat Ferris, MSW, RSW, M.Sc., Ph.D. is a partner in the practice and a clinician who has treated targets of workplace bullying since the mid – 1990s. She also works within organizations to train supervisors to identify and manage workplace bullying, with Occupational Health professionals on managing disability related to the experience of workplace bullying, and with HR professionals on managing perpetrators of bullying. Dr. Ferris researches on the topic of workplace bullying and presents at numerous conferences on the topic. She is the Co-Convenor of the Therapist Special Interest Group of the International Association of Workplace Bullying and Harassment. She works with the international group of treating therapists to develop diagnostic and treatment protocols.

Pat conducts assessments for the purpose of Arbitration, court, and disability management and provides treatment to those impacted by workplace bullying. Her treatment team provides facilitation and mediation (where appropriate and agreed to) and coaching to those identified as abrasive or abusive towards others in the workplace. Pat also provides Respectful Workplace Training.

To contact Pat about the services available please call her at 403-269-9600/1-877-269-9666 or email her at pferris@janusassociates.ca

Candy Khan, Multicultural and Diversity Consultant

Candy Khan is recognized as a very knowledgeable and committed professional in the areas of diversity, inclusion, bullying, and interculturalism. She has been working with newcomers to Canada and mainstream population for over 20 years. She is well versed in the fields of career development, settlement and workplace investigations. In her previous work life, she worked at various non-government organizations, public and private institutions. Academically, Candy has kept herself on the leading edge of diversity and inclusion, having completed her Master’s of Education in Theoretical, Cultural and International studies from University of Alberta and prior to achieving that completed her certificate in Career Development from Concordia University College of Alberta.  She is currently enrolled in the PhD program at University of Alberta. Candy is a director at Can Den Coaching and Consultancy in Edmonton. She actively promotes and supports diversity and inclusion policies, strategies and initiatives.  In the last eight years, Candy has been able to make extensive gains in promoting a respectful workplace culture vis-à-vis curriculum delivery, training/education and working collaboratively with leaders in Alberta to ensure policies, practices, and structures are equitable for all. Professionals like Candy who work in diversity and inclusion are playing a very important role in today’s workplace.


Zuraida (Zee) Dada (R. Psych.)

I am a registered psychologist with 13 years of experience. My passion and key strength is working collaboratively with you as I follow a client centered approach. My philosophy is that you are the expert on yourself, and that you deserve to live a full, productive and meaningful life. We do this together by using a solution orientated approach, focusing on your strengths and building your resiliency/coping skills. Your comfort and safety are paramount in achieving the results that you want and my focus is on creating a warm, empathetic, caring and safe environment for our sessions.

I have extensive experience in treating a diverse range of clients on a variety of issues such as anxiety, phobia, stress, depression, grief, trauma and life transitions. I also have significant experience as a couples and family therapist specializing in relationship and parenting issues. My experience as both a psychologist and human resources professional provides me with unique and keen insight into the relationship between personal and professional life which is invaluable in my work as psychologist, executive coach and career counselor.

Clients are welcome to contact me at 4036805571.


Gillian Austin

is a freelance graphic designer, publisher and photographer who lives in the community of Riverdale, Edmonton. After finishing university in the 1980s she worked part time as a professional photographer taking portraits, wedding photographs and photos for newspapers. With over 20 years of experience in the communication field Gillian began her own publishing and graphic design company, named Marmalade on Toast Publishing & Design, in 2013. As a self-publisher she is responsible for all elements of book publishing from copy-editing to book cover design and finally to marketing. As a graphic designer, Gillian specializes in corporate identity: logo design, business cards, brochures and print design. The majority of her time is spent designing and implementing marketing promotions for businesses such as logos, websites, letterhead, business cards, brochures and more. She gives her clients the best quality and cost efficient solutions in a very competitive market.  Gillian is currently taking on new clients and is available for freelance projects of any kind. Contact her at: marmaladeontoast@shaw.ca for more information.



Lives in Transition (LIT) provides a wholistic service to women whose primary barrier to employment is a history of domestic abuse. The program is designed to help women move towards the end goal of employment, further education and/or training. Throughout the 30 weeks that clients can be with us we will offer component programming as well as supportive services, counselling and support group building activities. All of the components of the program come together to create an enriching experience for the client through which she can create a stronger foundation to move forward with her life.
www.litinc.ca 780-496-9224

ABRC Inc. provides ongoing a workshops to LIT for people who are recovering from domestic violence and preparing to re-enter the workforce. This workshop provides an overview of the relationship between domestic violence and bullying at all ages. We review definitions, terminology, signs and tactics of bullying, profile of a bully, targets and bystanders, methods for prevention, interventions, solutions, options, resources and recovery. This workshop is adapted to meet the needs and best interests of each unique audience. Contact 780-965-7480 fore more information.


Timely Trends, leadership consulting company. Cheryl Watts is the President of Chief Executive Officer who shines as a luminary in her field, demonstrating expertise in organizational change, system thinking, complex competencies, public speaking, leadership writing, and women’s issues. She organizes speaking engagements, provides corporate/organizations leadership strategies that can foster change and a fun learning environment that engages people into the seminar, and provides readers with a clear understanding of the competencies she has learned and applies that knowledge in an easy format for all people to understand. Cheryl is a certified leadership coach and recently completed a Masters of Leadership degree from Royal Roads University. She has written and published a leadership book, “Timely Trends – A Book for Creative Leadership” and asked to speak at the local and international level.

For more information, please contact Cheryl at 780 708 1460 or Cheryl.watts@live.ca


I Am Hungry for Change: Experiencing bullying can be devastating, resulting in anxiety, low self esteem and grief. Have you noticed how the mind tends to get stuck in repetitive thought loops that squeeze out the possibility for recovery, healing and personal growth? It takes a lot of courage to release and to embrace the new.

I help people move past the barriers that keep them from living their full potential. With the support I offer, you open to new insights, intuition, and ideas moving you towards what you really want. Life gets easier.

Corinne Willis, Educator and Certified Life Coach, offers Private Coaching over the phone. Group, private and corporate programs on Workplace Well-being as well as Meditation courses are also available.

Mobile: 780.999.5489    Email: coachcorinne@shaw.ca
Web Site: www.iamhungryforchange.com