Trauma is more common than you think.

It’s time to create a safer, more supportive environment for everyone.

Join us for our Free Trauma-Informed Care Live Webinar on June 18 at 1pm CT.


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Over half of the population have experienced significant traumas in their lives.

The trauma stories we, our staff, and clients carry impact their lives today.

What You’ll Learn

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including those who engage with our organizations. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services.

In this webinar, you will learn how to implement two of the five key principles trauma-informed organizations embody: Shifting Judgement to Curiosity and Fostering Safety.

We’ll discuss:

  • What trauma is
  • What trauma-informed care look like
  • Five key principles of a trauma-informed organization
  • How to shift judgement to curiosity
  • How to foster safety


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Meet the Trainers

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Nathan Gerbrandt

Nathan is the Managing Director of CTRI. He is passionate about promoting trauma-informed practices that support individuals, organizations, and communities. Prior to working with CTRI, Nathan coordinated service delivery and rehabilitation planning for people with co-occurring disorders and complex trauma in conflict with the law. He has refined skills in violence prevention, risk management, and collaborative treatment planning for vulnerable people. In addition, Nathan possesses specialty in the areas of disability services, case management, and working with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. He holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a Registered Social Worker. Nathan believes that the key to improving people’s lives through training is to find the right fit. When this connection is made it inspires a ripple effect that can extend to everyone we meet. He is co-author of A Little Book About Trauma-Informed Workplaces and the editor of many of CTRI’s training materials including Trauma-Informed Care, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™.  Nathan is an engaging presenter who uses an interactive style to find real-life meaning in his workshops.

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Joddie Walker

Joddie is also our Clinical Director. In this role, she oversees the development of our trainings and provides clinical guidance to ensure the materials embody trauma-informed principles. As a facilitator, she draws on the strength and resilience she has seen throughout her career to bring the workshop content to life.

Joddie has over 30 years of experience working with people who have been impacted by trauma. She currently runs her own private practice, where she supports people of all ages through grief, loss, stress, and anxiety. She is particularly passionate about working with first responders and their families who are experiencing PTSD or secondary traumatic stress. Joddie believes that curiosity and the desire for change can result in creative solutions for her clients.

What People are Saying

“I [liked] the ease of the presentation style and attentiveness to participants.”
Brenda Bercovitch, Lester B. Pearson school board member

“Nathan is a great facilitator . . . I loved how interactive [the training] felt and the breakout discussions.”
Amy Jones, YWCA Muskoka

“CTRI was very flexible and worked hard to find trainers to work with us on the only four days we had available for our staff to attend training.”
Jessica Tait, Nine Circles Community Health Centre

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We envision a world where everyone is trauma-informed.

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