External Human Rights Trainers

Please contact external trainers below to access information on the costs associated with specific sessions they provide as well as their availability and scheduling details.



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(Private Lawyer)  – 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