External Human Rights Trainers



Ann Divine – Ashanti Leadership

Phone: 902-441-3999 

Email: ann@ashantileadership.com

Website: ashantileadership.com

Training topics include: Human Rights Education and Training;  Sexual Harassment Training; Mental Health in the Workplace; Employee Engagement & Cultural Intelligence; Unconscious Bias; Diversity and Inclusion; Leadership Development Human Rights

Andrea MacNevin – MacNevin Law & Mediation

Phone: 902-405-2740

Email: andrea@macnevin.legal

Training topics include: Accommodating Illness and Disabilities in the Workplace; Responding to Marijuana and other Impairing Substances in the Workplace 

Buhle Dhalami – Tomorrow Today Global

Phone: 902-759-7219

E-mail: buhle@tomorrowtodayglobal.com

Training topics include: Leading Difference Differently; Leveraging Cultural Intelligence; Creating an Inclusive Culture

Gola Taraschi-Carr – Atlantic Restorative Company (ARC)

Telephone: 902-446-2721

Email: contact@arcworks.ca

Website: www.arcworks.ca

Training topics include: Difficult Conversations: How to Talk About the Things We Don’t Want to Talk About (1 Day); Being the Change: Diversity and Inclusion Boot Camp (1 Day); Restorative Communication: The Art and Science of Respectful Relationships (1 Day)
Creating Space to Make Things Right: Restorative Justice Essentials (1 Day)

Huwaida Medani – Independent Consultant

Phone: 902-789-8498

Email: huwaidamedani@yahoo.com

Training topics include: Overview of Cultural Competency; Unpacking Privileges; The Intersection of Gender and Race in the Workplace; Mind Your Bias When Hiring; What is the Issue with Stereotypes?

Nolan Pike – Professional Development & LGBTQ+ Consultant

Phone: 902-488-8106

Email: nolan.workshops@gmail.com

Website: http://equityeducate.com/

Shakira Weatherdon Consultant Service

Phone: 902-989-0539

Email: Shakira.weatherdon@gmail.com

Training topics include: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities; Unconscious Bias: Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Personnel; Bystander Intervention Training: Harassment in the Workplace


Tinaye K Manyimo (T.K)- Shumba Consulting

Phone: 902-489-3469

Email: tk@shumbaconsulting.ca

Website: www.shumbaconsulting.ca

Training and workshop topics Include: Bullying and Harassment in the workplace, Diversity and Inclusion Awareness, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Starting a Courageous Conversation, Diversity and Inclusion Team building, Developing a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Developing Inclusive Policies, Human Rights Awareness Education, Identify and Bridge the Gap: Moving from Knowledge to Practice”, Introduction to the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks, Power, Privilege and Equity, Understanding Micro Aggressions.



Avalon Sexual Assault Center

Phone: 902-422-4240

Website: www.avaloncentre.ca

Training topics include: Responding to a Disclosure of Sexualized Violence; What Sexualized Violence is and programs and services available; Trauma-informed practice; Bystander Intervention and creating safer communities

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre

Contact: Elder Debbie Eisan, Community Planner (eisandeb@gmail.com), or Cheyenne Labrador-Gates, Executive Assistant (cheyenne.labrador.gates@gmail.com)

Phone: 902-420-1576

Training topics include: The Blanket Exercise; Indigenous Cultural Training


Contact: Katie Lewis (katie@reachability.org)

Phone: 902.429.5878

Website: www.reachability.org

Training topics include: Frontline Customer Service: Inclusion Awareness; Hospitality: Disability Awareness; Mental Health in the Workplace: Trends and Tips; Accommodation & Assessment in The Workplace and Beyond; Community Inclusion of Diverse Populations; Hiring & Retaining Diverse Employees; Work/Life Balance; ACCESSAbility in your workplace; The Power of One!; ADHD: Stigma or Superpower; Talking the Talk: The Power of Words; Play for Purpose

Note: All modules are half (3 hours) or full day(6.5 hours). Price reduced for multiple sessions.


South House Sexual & Gender Resource Centre

Phone: 902-494-2432

Email: Outreach@southhousehalifax.ca, volunteer@southhousehalifax.ca, board@southhousehalifax.ca

Website: southhousehalifax.ca

Training topics include:  Anti-oppression training Workshops (Gender, Sexuality, and Sexual Education)

Youth Project

Phone: 902-429-5429

Email: youthproject@youthproject.ns.ca

Website: http://youthproject.ns.ca

Training topics include: LGBT101 (can be customized). For more sessions go here: http://youthproject.ns.ca/education/

The Valley African Nova Scotian Development Association (VANSDA)

Contact: Robert Ffrench, Executive Director.

Phone: 902-678-7410 (Ext. 206)

Training sessions include: Overcoming Histories: Building Cultural Competency and a Welcoming Workplace