Alison's Experience

Clinical Director of Westminster House Recovery Society

2018 to 2020

Associate of the UBC Collaborating Centre for Health and Education

2012 to Ongoing

Associate Professor University Canada West

2018 to 2019

MBA Program

Achieve Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance

2014 to Ongoing

Contracted Trainer and Organizational Consultant

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

2014 to Ongoing

Contracted Trainer

Correctional Services of Canada

2015 to Ongoing

Staff Training on Developmental Trauma and Peer Mentor trainer and team leader

Correctional Services of Canada

2015 to 2017

Recreation Therapist for complex mental health clients

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

2014 to Ongoing

International Trainer on women offenders

Correctional Services of Canada

2004 to 2014

Clinical coordinator Complex Needs Units for men; National staff trainer for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); DBT skills trainer for parolees: New Westminster Parole Office; Recreation Therapist; and  Peer Mentor trainer and team leader

Douglas College

2010 to 2012

Sessional Instructor: BA of Therapeutic Recreation

Alouette Correctional Centre for Women

2004 to 2007

Recreation Therapist and Volunteer Coordinator: recruitment and management. Community bridging and liaison

Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women

1999 to 2004

Volunteer Coordinator and Recreation Therapist

Walnut Grove Community Centre, BC

1997 to 1999

Yoga Teacher

Ingredients Etc. Langley, BC

1987 to 1999 

Proprietor: International food retail, manufacture, catering and teaching.

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Holding Hope


Holding Hope Coaching and Consulting
Gabriola, BC 
778-838-0701
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I am a grateful settler on the Traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Snʊˈneɪməx (Snunéymux) Stó:lō (Sto:Lo) xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


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