Edmonton Resources

Nolan Crouse, MBA Community Economic Development

Nolan Crouse has had significant managerial, governance and organizational leadership role in sport, government and the forest products industry in both Canada and the United States.  He managed and owned businesses that manufactured pulp, paper, lumber, fiberboard, strawboard and wood packaging.  This included managing the Procter and Gamble Charmin Tissue Manufacturing operations in the northeastern United States. 

Today, Nolan uses those experiences to facilitate Board and Management team needs, perform Executive Appraisals, teach at the University of Alberta, preside over challenging public meetings, assist organizations who have bullying and harassment related needs and provide consulting/investigation services for municipalities.

ABRC (Alberta Bullying Centre) is your one-stop resource organization to lead or assist organizations and individuals with training, investigations, counselling (and more) in the area of bullying.  As one of the ABRC Associates, Nolan trains and facilitates groups, teams, individuals, and organizations across Canada and will come to your community or your organization to assist with training, counselling and investigations in the area of bullying.

More about Nolan …

Nolan holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University) and this formed the basis for his role as an elected representative in public service where he served as a City Councillor and Mayor for 13 years total, 10 as Mayor.

In addition to holding significant executive roles within the private sector with Procter and Gamble, Alberta Energy Company, West Fraser Timber, Compak Forestburg and Sunchild Forest Products, Nolan Crouse also started up a Junior Hockey franchise in Canada as its first Coach and General Manager and separately co-owned a hockey franchise before divesting and leaving that industry in 2004.

Nolan’s community involvement includes the United Way, Canada Day, Arctic Games, Canada Winter Games and 31 years of coaching hockey, just to name a few areas of community service.  

Throughout his career in Industry, Sport and Politics, Nolan Crouse experienced and observed bullying in a variety of forms and as such has become involved in assisting others in working to reduce such behaviours in the work place and society as well as assist individuals and groups who wish to learn more, especially with the new legislation now in effect.

Key Governance Roles

  • Mayor, City of Albert
  • Chair, Board of Directors Capital Region (24 Mayors)
  • Governor, Alberta Junior Hockey League
  • Board, Grande Prairie Credit Union
  • Board, Canada Winter Games Bid
  • Co-Chair, Artic Winter Games Bid
  • President, Indoor Ice Society
  • Board, Forest Industry Suppliers Association
  • Board, Alberta Forest Products Association Public Relations
  • Finance and Audit Committee (current) (Covenant Health)

Community Experience and Recognition

  • Queen’s Jubilee Award Recipient
  • Key to City, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Alberta Francophone Association; (ACFA, Friends of Francophones Award)
  • Certified Auctioneer
  • John Bates Award, Canadian Pulp and Paper Association
  • Paul Harris Fellowship award – Rotary International
  • Hockey Alberta, Coach of the Year Award

Trainer, group facilitator, support to teams, individuals, and organizations across Canada. Nolan will come to your community or your organization.

Learn more about Nolan Crouse at www.nolancrouse.com

Industry Executive

Former Mayor

Board Chair

Community Leader

Kelly has been engaged in the field of human resources for over 14 years after completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. She is a generalist in human resources who gravitates to the areas of employee relations, performance management, leadership development, and compensation. Kelly enjoys providing a variety of solutions to problems which help both employees and employers in the process. Throughout her years in HR, after conducting several complex investigations, Kelly has developed her expertise in workplace investigations.

In addition, Kelly provides human resources consulting services to several clients on an ongoing basis. Kelly believes that HR processes and practices should be kept as simple as possible and always keeps this in mind when working with clients. Conducting investigations is an area of HR that Kelly really enjoys. She practices with a holistic approach utilizing an objective lens to explore all aspects of each unique case. Kelly works with employees and employers after the investigation on how to move forward. Throughout the investigation, almost always underlying issues or deficiencies in HR-related processes or practices are discovered that Kelly can assist the employer to put into to practice.

Strategic planning
Workplace Investigation
Leadership Coaching
Policy Documentation & Compliance
Job Description Creation
Recruitment & Selection
Performance Management Advice & System Design
Succession Planning

KNV-hr Services

Kelly vanOuwerkerk

Jan Stefanic Development Advisor and Business Consultant

Jan is a Christian Life coach with a specialty for helping adults experiencing the stress and duress of workplace or community bullying. She is a former team Member for Marketplace Chaplain’s Care Team Canada; working with Companies caring for their employees and families in stress and crisis related issues. Her skills, training, and experienced allow her to offer her Christian clients a variety of tools to move through their experience and return to a place of wholeness and stability. Jan has many years of experience in working with people in various states of life crisis and trauma. Her goal is to support clients as they rediscover their joy and passion for life once again. Jan offers one to one discipleship including supportive coaching and guidance.

Jan is a Development Advisor and Business Consultant, who has a compassion to see people succeed not only in their business endeavors, but also in their personal growth. Her background is in senior management positions, and nonprofit organizations i.e.: World Vision, Edmonton Dream Center, and the Mustard Seed. Jan also has cherished her time in the role as a Care Team Member for Marketplace Care Team Canada; working with Companies caring for their employees and families in stress & crisis related issues.

Please email me and set up a time to chat:  

Ruthann Weeks founded Harmony Training & Development as a social enterprise in 2016 to educate, offer policy and procedure development, and provide resources to business and industry related to workplace violence and harassment.  Specializing in domestic violence and sexual harassment, Ruthann has a passion for helping human resource professionals, supervisors and others understand and address the issues with sensitivity, professionalism and tact.

As a Certified Information and Referral Specialist, Ruthann spent seven years in human service roles where she gained a good understanding of the complex issues that affect individuals related to abuse, mental health, poverty, addictions and other stressors in life.  That experience, and professional development, coupled with a diploma in Human Resource Management sees her well suited to promote and advocate for the human service side of human resource management. 

“Human Resource Management is more than a profession, it’s embracing a holistic approach to the governance of human assets within an organization.

Ruthann Weeks, CIRS

Founder, Harmony Training & Development

Ruthann strives to help ease the burdens of those experiencing abuse and suffering in toxic environments.  As a social enterprise, a portion of all revenues goes towards domestic violence prevention initiatives. 

A proponent of life-long-learning, Ruthann is in the process of obtaining her Professional Investigators License to better qualify her to conduct workplace investigations.  In her down time, Ruthann may be found walking her beloved German Shepherd, riding her motorcycle, or curled up with a good book at home.

Harmony Training & Development Services:

Workplace Domestic Violence presentations, workshops, lectures

Program tailoring to audience and industry specifics

Policy and procedure development



Ruthann Weeks Founder, Harmony Training & Development

Ken Donaldson, Founder of ITR Inc. Polygraph Service
Lesley Donaldson Polygraph Examination Services, Executive Assistant to Ken Donaldson.

Ken Donaldson, Founder of ITR Inc. Polygraph Service

  • Graduate of Academy of Polygraph Science, Largo, Florida in 2003
  • American Polygraph Association
  • Certified Forensic Psycho-physiologist

Polygraph Examination results assists with expediting investigations, resolution finding, and recovery for employees impacted by workplace bullying, harassment and/or workplace violence. This service also assists with the rehabilitation process involving employees identified as disruptive (bullying, uncivil, abrasive, harassing, or violent).

With these results in place, ABRC and Associates offer employers, employees, and individuals, solutions and strategies for next steps and moving forward.    

 The Polygraph Examination is scientifically proven to detect deception. The clients of ITR Polygraph Exam includes legal counsel, family court, security companies, insurance investigators, family counselors, corporations for employee statement verification and the public.

Our Polygraph Examination service is a benefit to all employers and employees impacted by workplace bullying, harassment, and workplace violence. As part of the investigation process when an employee is identified with disruptive behaviours, and denial or inconsistent information continues to be a barrier for outcomes and improvements, we recommend a polygraph test.

This test is effective with “he said she said’ situations.

For those who are impacted by any form of workplace harm, a polygraph test will need to be a voluntary option. An option that offers employees with meaningful validation and evidence of their credibility. The employee’s choice is to access this resource before or during the complaint process and/or investigation.

For those identified as being harmful to others in the workplace, the employer has the prerogative to have the polygraph test as a mandatory requirement. The identified employee may also choose to have this test to clear their name.

My work as a Polygraph Examiner is currently being featured in a 13-episode TV Documentary Series called “The Lie Detective”. You can view episodes on the ID channel and on CTV TWO. “The Lie Detective” was recognized for its quality in TV programing in 2009 when it was nominated for Best Documentary Series 1/2 hr. by the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association for the Rosie Award. We are currently working on Season Two.

ITR Inc. Polygraph Service has been featured on several radio stations such as the 630 CHED’s Leslie Primo show, CFCW, The Bear, K-Rock, Energy 101.5 out of Calgary, Joe Cannon show out of Montreal, and 104.9 Virgin Radio. ITR Inc. has also been advertised on TV shows such as BT TV with Bridgette Ryan, Careers TV, Special Assignment with Dave Ewasuk from CTV News and City TV News with Paul Brown. ITR Inc. Polygraph Service was also fortunate to be featured in Alberta Venture Magazine Dec. 2006, the St. Albert Gazette, Saint City News, The National Post, The Edmonton Journal and the Edmonton Sun. My work is featured in February 2013 edition of Avenue Magazine pages 22 & 23.

Lesley Donaldson

Lesley Donaldson, ITR Inc. Polygraph Examination Services is the executive assistant to the certified Polygraph Examiner, Ken Donaldson. Together, 15 years ago, we created and now operate “Is That Right” Polygraph Examination Service, also known as ITR Inc. My role with ITR as administrative executive, is to complete intakes, schedule clients, market and advertise our services, invoice, and assist with the preparation of reports.

The majority of our clients attend our office very upset and distraught. Most times they are victims of crime, bullying (gaslighting), domestic violence and mental abuse. They attend wanting to use the science of Polygraph to help resolve their issues that are causing them such distress. To support all clients, we have created a safe and support environment.

Due to the trauma and life trials that I have suffered and endured in my personal life and have overcome, I chose to use my life experience to help others going through similar heartaches and thus our clients find it more comfortable and feel safe talking about hard issues. Many of which have never been spoken of before. We attend our office for each client with the intent to help that person prove what they are saying is true. However, if that client is dishonest, this person will fail the polygraph. Regardless of outcomes, we remain as a support to each client helping them to come to terms with the truth.

We help you tell the truth.

Media Links

Professional contact information is available upon request.   www.itrpolygraph.com or 780-460-1040 

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

Corinne Willis Educator and Certified Life Coach