New facilitators in the Atlantic Region

The JLP-Atlantic Regional Field Coordinators, Marc Diotte and Wanda Thomas, were delighted to welcome 18 new facilitators from across the Atlantic region following the successful completion of a one-week Orientation Session held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

On September 30th, the first day of the Orientation Session, participants and JLP Program Officers supported Orange Shirt Day to honour the survivors and those affected by the legacy of Residential Schools. By wearing orange shirts or squares, they reaffirmed that Every Child Matters and recognized the long-lasting effects of Residential Schools.

By the end of the week, participants had the opportunity to experience activities from the new Preventing Harassment and Violence in the Workplaceworkshop. They also had the chance to practice their facilitation skills with the Duty to Accommodate or Understanding the Collective Agreement learning kits. They are joining a strong facilitation team in the Atlantic and across Canada.

Back row (L to R):  Greg MacRae, Patrick Peterson, Wanda Wharton, Shelley Tucker, Jennifer Cook, Greg Pidgeon, Marc Diotte; Middle row: Rachel Besharah, Nathalie Duquette, Dianne Barnes, Colleen MacKinnon, Brenda Parsons, Karen Nunn, Faye Layden, Marc Comeau; Front row: Wanda Thomas, Natacha Allen, Exelda Lupton, Keilie Samson, Anita Singh, Riza Espiridion-Doiron, Lucie Chamberland.

Congratulations and thank you for joining the JLP team of facilitators that contribute to the improvement of working environments in the federal public service.