Meet Our Team
She worked for the Provincial Government for years, through various departments, including Forestry and in 1981 moved to Calgary with the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). Here she attended the Petroleum Engineering Technical Program at SAIT. During her time at ERCB she also attended the Mediation/Negotiation Certificate Program at U of C and was instrumental in establishing a Dispute Resolution Group for ERCB employees.
After preaching that all ERCB employees dealing with the public or industry corporations should have this training, it eventually became a standard requirement. As Brenda became more involved in mediation, she joined Community Mediation Calgary and was a founding member of a youth project in 1999, which would become PMAST.
Since the beginning she has held many offices with PMAST Board of Directors, and her vision of what PMAST should be in order to provide a service so critical to youth and their families, keeps her on track to try and reach those goals.
Her energy is fueled by seeing the lives that have changed, the youth who have turned their lives around to become happy, well-functioning members of society.
As a Grandmother and a PMAST founding member, she believes that to change the life of a child is still the best miracle and that we can improve a family's dynamic, or change a life in spite of it.
Some of the community groups he is currently involved with are Cliff Bungalow – Mission Community Association, Federation of Calgary Communities, Inner City Coalition, Safer Calgary, Inner City Community Life Council, Community Life Improvement Council, Community Mediation Calgary Society and Peer Mediation and Skills Training.
Bob has received the several awards related to his community activities including:
· Stars of the Millennium 2002 – Province of Alberta
· Calgary Awards 2008 – Community Advocate – City of Calgary
· Heart of Calgary 2010 – Volunteer Calgary
She has been with Benevity since 2018, supporting their vision to help some of the world’s most iconic brands engage their people, customers and communities by connecting them with causes they care about.
She is passionate about young people having the support and mentorship they need to reach their potential.
She lives in Calgary with her husband, two sons, and giant dog.
With over half a decade of leadership experience, she has managed an array of projects aiming to increase the well-being of her community. Vanessa approaches each project in a democratic way to increase the flow of ideas and communication.
In her downtime, Vanessa enjoys getting lost in a bookstore and learning about the most random things possible.
Janice is particularly interested in supporting and promoting young women, and works to encourage all young people to reach their potential. She believes in the power of connection - among peers, and within our communities.
Janice works as a geoscientist, and has studied at Dalhousie University, the University of Northern B.C., and Queen’s University.
When he's not staring at his computer screen, he can be found staring at the night sky somewhere in Alberta, Canada, where he moved a year ago.
He enjoys reading, and writing about the things he reads. He dreams of a world where no child has to go to school in fear of being bullied.
This award winning school principal has a relentless passion for changing this broken, violent, socially isolated environment of dysfunction to creating a space for courageous conversations, empowering people to take on their lives and live with joy and love ~ suitable for sustainability for our next generation to flourish in.
She is dedicated to sharing this message of hope to community and business leaders, educators, parents and youth.
Being a survivor of domestic violence and sexual abuse as a teen, has taught Elizabeth that in order to succeed in life you must be willing to do whatever it takes.
She is eternally grateful for the genes of determination and persistence which she inherited from her mother, which provides Elizabeth with a fiery attitude and a heart centred desire to empower people and help them transform so that they can live the life they desire.
Elizabeth has also been a contributing author to two best-selling books and her chapter focused on the Courage to Speak.
After a career in communications and fundraising, Dorothy decided to pursue her passion and completed a master’s degree in Conflict Management and Analysis from Royal Roads University in 2013.
She is a Mediator with Community Mediation Calgary Society and most recently has focussed on restorative practices in education; and integrating trauma-informed practices in her work.
Dorothy’s most rewarding role is as a parent of five adult children, two grandchildren, and a couple of dogs.
She and her husband split their time between Calgary, Fort Worth TX, and Coldstream BC.
'Hustle for your passion' is the motto/mantra she follows in her life. She is passionate about continuous growth in her accounting career and is currently pursuing CPA Canada.
Pearl trusts that knowledgeable and emotionally stable youths for today are the building blocks for a stronger community for tomorrow. She has a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Analysis and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, both from the University of Saskatchewan. After several years of employment in the public service in administrative and financial roles, she has decided to pursue her passion in life and is in the process of applying to a degree in social work. Pearl is a proud mother of two adults, and a wife to a hardworking, loving and supportive husband.
Akram arrived in Canada with only his suitcase and a determination to succeed. During his lived experience in Canada, he developed a deep understanding of the importance of many skills required to deal with conflicts, either due to misunderstandings, language barriers or just being different. Akram is a passionate individual who strongly believes that educating young people to effectively communicate will have a huge impact on reducing bullying, racism, and mental illness.