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Mary Clare Massicotte, BGS, MEdL

My role as a consultant is enhanced by my program management, leadership, strategic planning, coordination, and organizational skills. My career spans 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.

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 were when I was able to see myself doing something. As an adult educator, I incorporate that into my training and facilitation sessions.


I have a Master of Education degree, and an Online Learning and Teaching (graduate) Diploma through Vancouver Island University. Additionally, I have a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS), in Applied Studies through Athabasca University, specializing in Adult Education, as well as an Instructor Diploma (Adult Education) from Vancouver Community College, British Columbia - Ministry of Advanced Education. 


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.

Consulting experience:

​MCM Facilitation & Training contracts (2017 to 2023):

  • BC Crane Safety Association 

  • Port Alberni Community Action Team

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria

  • Canadian Mental Health Association

  • Grand Forks Fire Rescue

  • The Loomex Group

Work experience:
  • ​Manager, Community Safety & Social Development, City of Port Alberni (2023-present)

  • 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)

 Education& training:
  • Vancouver Island University, Master of Education (Educational Leadership) - 2023

  • Vancouver Island University, Online Learning and Teaching (Graduate) Diploma - 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

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