Corridor is the only company that partners with leading experts for our content. Our exclusive, long-term partnerships with a number of Canada’s renowned Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) allow us to provide our clients with the most thorough, industry-specific and legislatively-accurate learning content available. So regardless of your company size you will be benefiting from the leading edge knowledge of our subject matter experts. We offer a full range of training solutions and we pride ourselves on thinking outside of the box to customize and develop the right methodology for your needs.
Barbara ButlerAlcohol & Drug Expert
Barbara Butler, Alcohol & Drug ExpertCorridor has an exclusive partnership with Barbara Butler, Canada’s preeminent alcohol and drug expert with over 30 years’ experience implementing corporate alcohol and drug policy and strategies across North America. Our partnership with Ms. Butler provides you access to her comprehensive knowledge base and best practices regarding alcohol and drugs in the workplace. Ms. Butler has been assisting governments, industry and labour associations, and private business with workplace alcohol and drug issues since starting her business in 1989. She works with organizations in a wide variety of sectors across the country to help them develop and implement alcohol and drug policies. This includes the development of communications strategies and awareness and education programs to meet unique corporate needs. She provides expertise on the design and delivery of supervisor training programs as well as the contracting for and setting up of Substance Abuse Professionals and alcohol and drug testing services under a company’s policy. Barb is frequently involved in Canadian legal cases on this issue and is an expert in the boundaries established for company programs by courts, human rights tribunals and arbitrators. She has ongoing involvement in the implementation and refinement of policies and programs across Canada to meet U.S. DOT regulatory requirements for motor carriers entering the United States.
Jean L. EatonPrivacy Awareness Expert
Jean L. Eaton, Privacy Awareness Expert
Corridor has an exclusive partnership with Jean L. Eaton, a recognized and respected leader and expert in health information management, privacy management and legislation. Ms. Eaton provides solutions that are practical and eﬀective for today’s health care providers. She is passionate about supporting primary care practices, pharmacies, chiropractors, and dental practices to implement privacy by design and best practices to protect privacy, conﬁdentiality, and security of personal information. With over 20 years of experience, she has the knowledge and tools to help any health care provider or business improve their information privacy practices.
In Ms. Eaton’s own words, she is constructively obsessive about privacy, confidentiality, and security when it comes to the handling of personal information, particularly in primary health care settings. She has both a YouTube channel and Podcast with regular interview series with practice managers, healthcare providers, or trusted vendors who support healthcare practices.
Athabasca University, Bachelor of Administration, Health/Health Care Administration & Management
NAIT, Diploma, Health Information & Medical Records
Glenn FrenchWorkplace Violence Expert
Glenn French, Workplace Violence Expert
Corridor has an exclusive partnership with Glenn French of the Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence. Within the mental health ﬁeld, he has held many senior administrative and clinical positions in the private and public sectors. Many of Canada’s leading organizations interested in the safety and well-being of their employees have retained him. Mr. French was invited to address the 9th Global Conference on Occupational Health and Safety sponsored in part by the World Health Organization held in Merida, Mexico where he tabled his most recent paper entitled “Towards a Global Standard for Workplace Conduct.” He has also been an invited speaker for such organizations as the American Federation of Labour, Osgoode Law School and the Canadian Human Rights Commission, to name but a few.
The Canadian Initiative is a consultancy that studies trends in workplace conduct within Canada. In addition, they research and catalogue the practices, which organizations and unions are employing to reduce the risk of workplace aggression. The Canadian Initiative is committed to the sharing of this information with others who are interested in arriving at a better understanding of violence from a Canadian perspective and what we can do to prevent it. In addition, the Canadian Initiative works with employers to set policies and procedures, conduct organizational risk assessments, as well as, provide a wide range of educational programs for both employees and management.
Wilfred Laurier University, Masters of Social Work, Clinical
Wilfred Laurier University, Hon. Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Sociology
Jennifer MakEquity, Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Jennifer Mak, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Expert
Jennifer holds a Master of Arts in Labour Studies from McMaster University, with a research specialization in workplace harassment and violence. She has extensive experience working with organizations on a wide range of issues regarding human rights and equity, including, but not limited to, legislative compliance, policies and procedures, individual rights, and organizational responsibilities.
Jennifer is a sought-after consultant on a wide range of issues related to workplace violence and harassment prevention. She is relentless in her desire to find ways to not only prevent and mitigate workplace issues, but to also address workplace harassment, discrimination, and violence before they become endemic to the organization.
Jennifer is routinely called upon to train, consult, and conduct workplace investigations. She has an in-depth understanding of how systemic issues can contribute to and exacerbate workplace inequities, particularly for marginalized workers. Using an intersectional, anti-oppression, and anti-racism lens, Jennifer can quickly identify and address the myriad of issues that confront employers and impact employees.
Jennifer is at ease working with employees, elected representatives, and leaders as a trainer, coach/consultant, or policy analyst. Jennifer can distill complex and emotional concepts into strategies that can be readily applied and monitored.
Paul Gardiner is the Subject Matter Expert for Corridor’s newest online training product – Returning to Work with Confidence During COVID-19. The training puts the spotlight on creating a safe and healthy workplace by bringing mental health to the forefront of the organization. Mr. Gardiner is a Registered Psychotherapist practicing in Ontario. He has his Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University in Chicago and has been providing psychotherapy and clinical management services for the past 14 years in a variety of clinical settings. Mr. Gardiner has substantial experience with mental health programs, hospital inpatient addiction programs, outpatient addiction, psychology offices, and national EAP companies. He is a favorite speaker, often called upon to share his expertise on how to support the mental health needs of employees and workers to create psychological safety for all members of an organization. For the last several years Paul has been focused on Organizational Wellness issues, including clinical efforts to address high-risk substance use in the workplace. As a clinician, Mr. Gardiner has provided hundreds of mental health and addiction assessments, many of these in Fort McMurray when he lived in the Oil Sands during 2013. Mr. Gardiner is the founder and principal at Essential Organizational Services Inc, that coordinates EAP and SAP services across Canada.