Resilience and mindset matter.

We serve clients together by unearthing their needs, strengths and possibilities. We then reflect back our observations of their learning and connections to support them on their path towards self determination and fulfillment.


Dannielle Samuel

Counselling Services, Facilitation Services

Preferred pronouns: she/her

Dannielle’s vision is to maintain a happy and productive home life and grow a healthy and connected community.

With robust lived and professional experience, Dannielle has a passion for connecting people to their best selves to unleash their collective commonalities. She has in-depth counselling and group facilitation capabilities. She particularly excels at approaching conflict from a common thread perspective, providing a calm yet energizing space to open the listening mind. Dannielle is adept at energizing people, either individually or in small groups, to work towards a common goal.

She is specifically focused on issues surrounding loss, grief and post adoption supports. Dannielle’s trauma informed practice is pointed on supporting adoptive parents and their families through the life long journey to permanence.

Dannielle also has a keen interest in diversity and inclusion work, providing information and workshops on self-awareness, the concepts of antiracism, and the power of forgiveness.

Dannielle is a Registered Social Worker with over 18 years experience. She is a Black Canadian woman who is born, raised and living in Ottawa, Ontario. She lives with her husband and they are raising their teenaged kids.


Adoption and permanence, Attachment issues, Developmental trauma, Bereavement, loss and grief, Diversity, inclusion and cultural identity, Black Canadian and Caribbean culture

Types of Therapies:

Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Trauma Focused, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Strength Based, Structural Family Therapy, Culturally Sensitive,


Individual, Families, Groups

Leslie Giddings

MEd, IAF Certified™️ Professional Facilitator
Educational Consulting, Facilitation Services

preferred pronouns: she/her or they/them

Leslie is a relationship-driven educator and professional facilitator with a unique combination of experience in the education and non-profit sectors.

Since 2010 she has worked with students and families as an educational consultant. Using her curiosity, energy and humour she helps students rise to the challenges they face. She provides parental coaching to help manage the stress of school support at home.

Specialties/Areas of Interest

  • Early learning instruction in math and reading
  • Youth/teen life skills to support academic success
  • Reflective conversations about learning with adults and students
  • Prioritizing realistic educational/academic outcomes
  • Contextualizing developmental milestones and their impact on academic success
  • Normalizing /reframing the impact of external factors on learning
  • Support for youth as they explore their identity
  • Researching best practices and applying them in concrete ways

Subjects Tutored

  • K to 8 all subjects (specializing in math/reading/spelling and foundational skills)
  • French as a second language for K to 8
  • Grade 9-12 english, social science courses
  • Grade 9, 10 math
  • Robust application of Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum across all subject areas and all grades
  • Montessori elementary curriculum

As an IAF Certified ™️ Professional Facilitator, Leslie designs and delivers practical actions that people can implement in community; working with them towards goals they have identified. She has experience working with volunteers, community boards, non-profits and groups of professionals.

Originally from Northern Ontario, Leslie is currently raising her family in Blackburn Hamlet where she has lived for the past 15 years.

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