Werkz Inc.

I chose a career path of Business Owner/Consultant, with a problem-solving, focused, team approach. I have spent the last 26 years in business and 37 dedicated years in service finding better ways for municipalities, government, industry, and businesses to be more efficient in their work.

Through our corporate work, we assist corporations to understand the importance of providing service to victims of crime and tragedy and giving our first responders the resources they deserve.

Government and industry clients have called us in to provide emergency management, organizational reviews, executive interim management for departments, CAO contracting, and traffic safety.

Our clients are coached to be ready for and practice emergency management and for us to respond to get them back on track after an emergency hits their business.

We are proud to have 3 First Nations as clients, in various roles, namely providing Peace Officer development, policy work, community safety planning, and consulting management support to their Protective Services Units.

Publications

All Articles can be found through Google.

  • RCMP Gazette
    • Crisis Management
  • Credit Union Way National USA Journal
    • Disaster Recovery
  • HR Journal of Canada
    • Employee Survivor Ability
  • American Psychotherapy Association
    • Cited within the chapter, “Interventions for Disaster Preparedness and Response – Uniformed Personnel”
  • Cover and Feature for Alberta Woman Magazine
  • Cambridge Registry – Entrepreneur of the Year 2001
  • Cambridge Registry – Top 100 Industry Experts 2012
  • TV Appearances – FOX, DBD, QR77, 630 CHED
  • 7 International Film and Video Traning Awards
  • Alberta Sol Gen Award for Crime Prevention
  • American Bankers Association Bank Security and Fraud Prevention Volume 4 Issue 5 “Training for Trauma: Learning to Empower Your Staff”
  • OH&S Canada “Before It’s Too Late”
  • Cooperators Insurance “Where It All Begins – Taking Responsible Action Against Workplace Violence”
  • Without Prejudice – Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association Magazine “Today’s Consumer Wants It All”
  • Canadian Emergency Preparedness Digest – “Responding to Traumatic Incidents – The Oklahoma City Disaster”
  • Rehab and Community Care Management Magazine, “Calming COnfrontational Clients – Managing Traumatic Situations”
  • Front Cover for Today’s Alberta Woman
  • Industrial Emergency Magazine, “Emotional Rescue”
  • The Manitoba Broker – Manitoba Insurance Brokers Association, “Frontline Confrontation and Communication” 

Contributions to Community

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2020

  • Elected to SERVUS Credit Union Board of Directors. SERVUS CU is a $16B asset Credit union which was named #5 in Canada on Forbes list of World’s Best Banks – June 2020
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2016

  • Director of Protocol, Leduc/Alberta Summer Games 2016 leaving a legacy fund of $250,000 for the community
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2006-2010

  • Leduc Regional Chamber of Commerce, President/Past President, Chair of Policy
  • Director of Protocol, Leduc/Alberta Winter Games 2008, leaving a legacy fund of $300,000 for the community
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2006-2008

  • President of the Leduc Curling Club

Our Goal

Getting to know, learning what you need, and building a “Made for you” solution for your organization or government department.

Our Focus

We help you find your “political fitness-savvy” no matter if you are in government or business so you can be a values-driven, connected team all of which has nothing to do with politics!

37 

Years in Service

Donna’s Experience

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Project Manager Subcontract for the "63" Region Response Study

  • Office of the Alberta Fire Commisioner
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Walkerton E-Coli Disaster

  • Contracted by the Credit Union Bonding Program Trauma Management Sub-Contract
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FIJI Hostage Situation and Government Coup

  • Workplace Trauma Centre Intervention Support Team Member

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Oklahoma City Bombing

  • Disaster Team Co-Lead with the USA Team including recovery and plan development. Contracted by CUNA Insurance Madison Wisconsin

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Pentagon and World Trade Centre Therapist Debriefing Team Lead

  • Workplace Trauma Centre Sub-Contract Baltimore Maryland

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Ice Storm 98

  • Team and Business Recovery Lead. Contracted by Credit Union Bonding Program Trauma Management Contract

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Manitoba Floods

  • Team and Business Recovery Lead. Contracted by Credit Union Bonding Program Trauma Management Contract

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Tobermorey School Boat Sinking

  • Owen Sound Cooperators Insurance Guelph, Ontario Contract

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Alberta Forest Fires Westlock Alberta

  • Team Support to RCMP Victim Services on the invitation

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City of Leduc Municipal Emergency Plan

  • Agency and Committee Consultant for MEP, Scenario, EOC Auditor, Reception Centre Live Exercise Development

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City of Cold Lake

  • Development of Emergency Social Services Plan and Agency Training based on ICS Principles

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Crisis Management Instructor

  • Adjunct Subject Matter Expert Instructor University of Madison CUNA Management School 14 years upon invite
  • Instructor Canadian Police College re Victim Impact/ Management
  • Instructor Barbados Police College re Crisis Management Sexual Predation
  • Instructor and course developer for over 100 Clients within USA and International/National clients
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Financial Institutions

  • 25 years responding for Financial Institution Robbery and Internal Fraud victim response with Credit Unions in Canada, USA, Barbados and Shell Jamaica

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Traffic Safety and Community Mobilization

  • Alberta Transportation 4 year project over $500,000 contract specializing in projects and northern communities including First Nations
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Pandemic Planning

  • Plan builds for Credit Unions and City of Leduc and City of Cold Lake

Specialized Snapshot

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1983 - 1993

  • Senior Civilian Administrator Calgary Police Service Community Services Section, Victim Services Unit

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1993 - Present

  • Title
    • Policy Development
    • Project Management/research/gap analysis/strategic planning
    • Municipal Peace Officer program development/management/authorization to employ packages/civilian complaint investigations
    • Community Services Interim Management and Efficiency and Effectiveness Studies
    • FCSS Management
    • Training and Community Safety Plan Development
    • ISO 9001-2008 Development
    • Municipal Elections Provincial Training (returning officers, staff and potential council candidate training)
    • Service Level Reviews, project development, benchmarking, budget preparation, other municipal functions
    • MEP and Exercise development, EOC audit and coaching, ICS development for Emergency Social Services

My Commitment to Education

  • Red Deer College Business Administration
  • Mount Royal University – Justice Administration
  • Canadian Police CollegeCrisis Intervention Trainer
  • Advanced Critical Incident Debriefing with over 500 situations to date
  • Basic and Advanced Community Threat Assessment
  • National Community Disaster Training – Washington DC
  • Emergency Operations Centre Training
  • ICS Certification 100, 200, 401, and 402 for Executives
  • Wilfred Laurier University Honors Degree in Policing and Criminology – Start Date September 2020 or January 2021 (COVID delay)
  • Key Note Speaker and educator in 48 Continental USA States, Hawaii, New Zealand, Caribbean, and Canada

We appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to assist in making this conference a true success. The material was well received and you scored a 8.6 and 8.9 — obviously a great deal of thought and preparation went into your program.

– John Berra, Marketing Director at CU Conferences

We’d Love To Help You

Address

4303 – 35 Avenue
Leduc, AB T9E 6A9

780.918.7208

Email

donna@werkz.ca

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