Learn why over 100,000 people have attended our workshops.


Select any category below to see a list of testimonials from people who have attended our workshops:

“Excellent facilitation skills! I look forward to being able to bring this training back to our organization.”
Rochelle Lee, Manager, Canadian Mental Health Association

“I loved the trainer’s relaxed, non-hierarchical approach to us as participants.”
Rose Marie Le Poudre, Counsellor, Saskatoon Community Clinic

“Facilitator was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and always smiling and willing to help.”
Salima Merali, Admin Manager, Family Connections Inc.

“This workshop met and exceeded my expectations – it was rich in content and applicable to my practice. Got me excited again about what we do, and to do it better.”
Kimberly Saunders, Therapist, The Outreach Centre

“The facilitator was a huge strength to this workshop. Her personal and professional experiences and knowledge held my interest the full two days. I look forward to taking more workshops offered through CTRI.”
Desiree Day, Clinical Case Manager and Occupational Therapist, New Directions

“Thank you very much for this wonderful learning opportunity. The information provided, the pace, organization and presentation, were all above expectation.”
Marilia dos Santos, Counsellor, Abrigo Centre

“Very interactive – the small group discussions and input from other participants was helpful. This was a very enjoyable and informative workshop.”
Jo-Anne Frere-Wilson, Family Support Worker, Catholic Social Services

“I appreciated the facilitator’s knowledge, engagement and passion. It was a pleasure to meet her and learn from her experience.”
Heidi Anderson, Regional Peer Support, CHANNAL

“[The trainer] was a wonderfully empowering facilitator. I so appreciated her gentle manner and the way in which she related her own professional experiences to the material she presented. I look forward to taking another workshop in the future.”
Kaitlyn Lecours, Child and Youth Worker, Emily Murphy Non Profit Housing Corporation

“This workshop provided so many tools in working with children….. This has been the most beneficial training I have ever attended.”
Samantha Correia, Child and Youth Worker, Key Assets

 “The facilitator was lively, engaging and funny. Keep up the good work.”
Roger Mouflier, Community Support Worker, Turning Leaf Support Services

 “[The trainer] was a great facilitator! I appreciated the opportunity to do some self reflecting.”
Ashlei Mason, Child and Youth Worker, Boys and Girls Club

“The workshop was excellent. I loved the practical application and experiential elements. The facilitator is fantastic, engaging and genuine. Thank you so much!”
Kristie Kennedy, Domestic Violence Worker, Family Service Regina

“The trainer’s experience and ability to engage an audience makes it easy and fun to learn. This is the most valuable training I have attended to date. I will attend CTRI workshops again.”
Jenna Carswell, Case Worker, Street Culture Kidz Project Inc.

“Best facilitator I’ve had in a workshop. Material is easy to remember and practical to implement.”
Melissa Olsen, Child, Youth and Family Service Worker, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Vancouver Island

“The facilitator’s presentation provided much clarity and relevant information. She is a very intelligent, articulate, mindful speaker. Fantastic workshop.”
Pamela Michienzi, Youth Addictions Counsellor, Choices for Change

“The facilitator was articulate and succinct through our presentation. The workshop was of exceptional quality. Thank you!”
John Heffernan, Addictions Counsellor, Government of Alberta

“This was a great learning experience; very informative and educational. I’ve learned techniques which I will use in the future at my workplace.”
Kelly Whelan, Mental Health Nurse, Correctional Services Canada

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to gain perspectives from other helping professionals in the community.”
JD Gilmour, Case Manager, Workers Compensation Board of PEI

“The facilitator made this workshop. Sign me up for more!”
Miscal Avano-Nesgaard, Aquatic Coordinator, City of Whitehorse

“The instructor was knowledgeable, and shared practical tools. I would highly recommend this workshop to others.”
Susan Thompson, Constituency Manager, Constituency Office for MLA, Peace River

“The workshop was excellent! I have taken a lot of valuable information that I will use in my everyday life.”
Wanda Kearley, Volunteer Coordinator, Gander Military Family Resource Centre

“I loved the workshop. The day flew by, and the facilitator was a wonderful engaged presenter. I look forward to taking more training from CTRI.”
Chad Morash, Social Assistance Case Worker, Family and Human Services, NB

“The facilitator was not only extremely knowledgeable on the topic, but was expert in asking effective questions amongst the participants to ensure active learning. The other strength was the content of the PowerPoint presentation and the workbook. Very valuable and useful information to bring back to the office and apply! I wish that all Senior Staff of government agencies were required to attend trainings such as these so that they may be able to incorporate the principles into policies!!”
Sue Pritchard, Crime Victim Specialist, Linn County District Attorney

“Awesome! This workshop offered great insights and learning.”
Trudi Moses, Manager, Muckleshoot Tribe Youth Development Program

“I really needed this workshop – it was exceptional.”
Dusty McBrine, Academic Counsellor, Waapihtiiwewan School

“Great workshop. I am very impressed with the level of knowledge of instructor and course content.”
Candace Uhlik, Maternal Child Health, Muskoday First Nation

“With all of the CTRI workshops I have taken I gain skills and tools that I can use in my work.”
Deborah Longston, Family Support Woker, Mikmaq Confederacy of PEI

“[Trainer was] a wonderful facilitator – knowledgeable, warm and personable.  Thank you for a job very well done!”
Shannon Laflamme, Mental Health Programs Consultant, First Nations Health Authority

“This training has been very informative and useful as a tool for helping the people I work with. Thank you!”
Dianna Reeves, One to One Support, Michif Child and Family Services

“This workshop has given me insight on myself and has given me tools for my toolbox. Thank you!”
Lisa Lawley, Family Skills Coordinator, Kermode Friendship Society

“Very informative. Lots of useful information that I can use to change lateral violence.”
Margaret Benoit, Medical Transportation Clerk, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan

“The resources provided will help us continue to effect positive changes & inspiration & hope for our youth & each other.”
Maryanne Carroll, School Nurse, Pelican Falls First Nations High School

“This was very informative and helpful. I can’t believe how fast these three days went by.”
Theresa Wabie, NNADAP, Timiskaming First Nation Health Centre

“The facilitator was personable, humorous, informative and kept the group engaged. I thoroughly enjoyed these two days – I felt like I was being heard.”
Kellie Roesler, Admin Assistant, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan

“The workshop was an eye opener for me and made me think.”
Margaret McKenzie, Guidance Counsellor, Nisto Awasisak Memorial School, Cumberland House

“This workshop provided excellent examples and tools to navigate difficult work and personal conflicts.”
Tracy McMullin, Medical Assistant / RPN, Pikwakanagan Family Health Team

“Wonderful training. The facilitator was a very funny and engaging presenter. He exudes genuine interest in the subject matter, and demonstrates significant expertise.”
Megan Hunter, Social Worker, Guelph General Hospital

“Excellent workshop, excellent topic, excellent facilitator. I’m feeling more informed after attending this workshop.”
Pauline Lariviere, Mental Health Counsellor, Children’s Mental Health, Cornwall Community Hospital

“Never a dull moment! I will leave with numerous helpful resources & tools for my work. [The facilitator] is a dynamic, warm, knowledgeable trainer who exudes positive energy.”
Carmen Burnay, Clinician, Homewood Health

“Excellent training with precise and usable strategies.”
Dawn Cross, Counsellor, Edmonton Public Schools

“Best workshop I’ve been to in forever! Instructor was well informed, and confident in the subject.”
Melissa Plamondon, School Counsellor, Lloydminster Catholic School Division

“Really informative and enjoyable. The facilitator was friendly, attentive and accommodating.”
Nadine Humber, Counsellor, College of the North Atlantic

“Great workshop and a fantastic facilitator! I heard a lot of great ideas that I can take back and use right away.”
Lynn Rycroft, Teacher, Peace Wapiti School Division

“This workshop far exceeded my expectations. The facilitator was very engaged and knowledgeable. Great job!”
Elizabeth MacGillivray, Instructor, Bow Valley College

“The facilitator was very dynamic! Engaging and very knowledgeable. A good balance of personal stories with professional material.”
Jeremy Daniels, Resource/Guidance, Seven Oaks School Division

“[The trainer] was fun and very knowledgeable. She added a great deal to the information with her own personal style.”
Nova Keddy, Counsellor, Annapolis Valley Regional School Board

“Fabulous workshop!! The facilitator was incredible – very knowledgeable, excellent examples, excellent strategies, up to date research, lots of resources.”
Peggy Hann, School Psychologist, Newfoundland and Labrador Englisht School District

“The presenter was not only an expert in her field but also brought her own experiences to the table. This was the perfect workshop!”
Beth Norwood, Teacher, Bridgewater Elementary – South Shore Regional School Board

“I have never experienced a workshop being so engaging with every part being relevant. It was very enriching and helpful, both professionally and personally.”
Noël Macdonald-Peck, Resource Teacher, Conseil scolaire Viamonde

“I loved the practical take-away skills and activities to add to my “tool box”. I have taken at least five workshops from CTRI, and I really enjoy the facilitator’s teaching and presenting style.”
Kaley Christianson, School Social Worker, Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division

“The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and engaging!”
Jonna Critchett, Training Tech, Edmonds School District

“Thank you for shedding light on a subject that is extremely important to anyone who works with youth. You took a heavy subject and presented it in an engaging way.”
Yvonne VanRyk, First Nations Support Worker, Queen of Angels Catholic School

“The presenter was wonderful. I enjoyed her real-life experiences and background. It was helpful to have time to work on practical strategies. This workshop was very useful and practical! Enjoyed it!”
Sarah Selig, Teacher, Bridgewater Elementary – South Shore Regional School Board

“It was fabulous! The facilitator was kind, personable and knowledgeable. I learned that a lot of the strategies that I am already doing are great, but also what else we need to be thinking about and working on. This will be a huge help in informing my colleagues.”
Julia Woodman, Resource Teacher, Tri County Regional School Board