About

Mary Clare Massicotte

My role as a consultant is enhanced by my leadership, strategic planning, coordination and organizational skills, and my 30-year career working with all levels of Government, including Indigenous governments.

With the Federal Government, I had the privilege of working within several departments including Public Safety Canada, Health Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and Shared Services Canada.

Prior to joining the Federal Government, I worked for Community Futures Development Corporation, the University of the Fraser Valley, WorkSafe BC, and the City of Pointe-Claire.

 

I am passionate about learning and helping others to develop through training. Participants in my programs report that they enjoy my training and facilitation style as I combine my enthusiasm with my sense of humour.

 

As an adult learner myself, I found that the times that I learned best was when I was able to see myself doing something. As an adult educator, I incorporate that into my training and facilitation sessions.

 

I am currently taking a graduate program through Vancouver Island University - Online Learning and Teaching (graduate) Diploma, My goal is to complete it by the Spring 2022. Additionally, I have a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS), Applied Studies through Athabasca University, specializing in Adult Education, as well as an Instructor Diploma (Adult Education) from Vancouver Community College, Ministry of Advanced Education. 

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Commitment & Passion

I'm a committed person, who strives to deliver. I put a lot of passion into my work and inspire others to do so too.

 Work and Consulting experience:

MCM Facilitation & Training contracts (2017 to present)

  • As the Coordinator for the Port Alberni Community Action Team dealing with the opioid crisis, I am responsible for working collaboratively with community partners and invested organizations throughout the Alberni Valley to change perceptions, reduce stigma towards people who use substances, facilitate meetings with community groups, and deliver educational presentations.

  • The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to facilitate the Living Life to the Full (LLTTF)  a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) evidence-based therapy eight-week course that provides people from all walks of life with effective tools to maximize their ability to manage life’s challenges. Contracts to deliver the LLTTF program virtually throughout BC, and to the Okanagan Correctional Centre for male and female inmates https://livinglifetothefull.ca/

  • The Loomex Group to promote, design and deliver emergency management  training and exercises for senior emergency management personnel and practitioners including police, fire, paramedics, public works, Mayors and elected officials, public information officers, and other emergency personnel https://loomex.ca/

Facilitator, INEO Employment Services. Port Alberni, BC (2019 to 2020)

Senior Manager, Government of Canada, Public Safety Canada, Shared Services Canada, Health Canada, and Indigenous Services Canada. Ottawa, ON and Whitehorse, YT (2002-2016)

 

Program Coordinator, Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) of North and South Fraser. Abbotsford and Chilliwack, BC (2000 to 2002)

Program Coordinator, University of the Fraser Valley. Abbotsford and Chilliwack, BC (1995-1997)

 Education& training:
  • Vancouver Island University, Online Learning and Teaching (Graduate) Diploma - 2020-2022 

  • Canadian Red Cross, Emergency Support Services - 2019

  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Living Life to the Full Facilitator - 2018

  • Canadian Red Cross, Personal Disaster Assistance Team Supervisor - 2018

  • Bachelor of General Studies (Applied), Athabasca University, AB - 2017

  • Business Continuity Planner, Vanguard Emergency Management Consulting Inc. - 2015

  • Incident Command System levels 100, 200 and 300, JIBC - 2005

  • Emergency Operations Centre Management, Canadian Emergency Management College - 2002

  • Basic Emergency Management, Canadian Emergency Management College - 2002

  • Disaster Response & Recovery Operations, Federal Emergency Management Agency - 1999

  • Community Emergency Response, Federal Emergency Management Agency - 1998

  • Health and Safety Committee, WorkSafe BC - 1995

  • Provincial Instructor Certification Diploma, BC Ministry of Advanced Education - 1994