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Create a Positive Shift

Are you ready to make a positive shift in your life, your agencies' life, or in the world? Our training programs, coaching, peer support group, resources, and demonstrations will help you make a positive shift in how you think about disabilities. 

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Positive Shift is a registered Alberta company. Coaching services follow the OEATA code of ethics, and is fully insured.

Services

Free Virtual Peer Support Group

This Support Group was started with the belief that every single one of us is resilient, and that our resilience can be fostered with the help and support of a community. Our members provide the place and space for personal growth, self-reflection, learning, and bonding. We invite you to find out more information and hope you will join us.

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60 min. Live, Online
45$ -110$/session

Appointments available Mon.-Sat. 10-6 MST

Disability Coaching Helps you

  • Discover your Sense of Strength

  • Develop a Greater Appreciation of Life

  • Create Closer Relationships

  • Explore New Possibilities

  • Strive for Positive Spiritual Change

Live, Online, Interactive
Disability Awareness Training

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For Healthcare Providers, Teachers, Social Workers, Foster Parents, Personal Care Attendants,
Nonprofit Agency Volunteers and Staff

 

  • Solve staffing shortages by creating accessible work sites that attract, retain, and promote employees with disabilities.

  • Increase staff competency and confidence as they teach, nurse, support and parent children and adults living with chronic illnesses and disability.

  • Accessible Services and Stores increase business

  • Write inclusive Human Resources policies 

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Basic

2 hours

Models of Disability

Dismantle Disability Stereotypes

Stop Disability Discrimination

90 min. presentation

30 min. Q&A​

50 participants

$150

Free for some institutions

Intermediate

4 hours

Models of Disability

Dismantle Disability Stereotypes

Stop Disability Discrimination

Disability in the News

Small Group Activities

Business Sector Specific

$500 for 25 participants 

$875 for 50 max participants

Advanced

2 x 6-hour sessions

Models of Disability

Dismantle Disability Stereotypes

Stop Disability Discrimination

Disability in the News

Small Group Activities

Business Sector Specific

Evaluate HR policies

Checklist for Accessible Business/Services 

$1500 for 10-25 participants

$2500 for 25-50 participants

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Online, Interactive Course

8 hours over 4 weeks

Group and Individual exercises 

Live chat and breakout rooms

Roundtable discussions

16 participants

$200 

Free for the first 4 fixed-income registrants

First week of April 2023

Date and time TBA by participants

Chose the type of training that will benefit your company, nonprofit or postsecondary students.

Intermediate and Advanced programs are customized to fit your business or service sector.

Slide deck provided for participants with all training sessions

Hello

My name is Wesdyne Otto (Wes-deen)

I founded Positive Shift

I am a disability advocate living with a disability. 

In the past I have:

  • Wrote the American Disability Civil Rights History for Disability Equality Education (2022)

  • University of Alberta Disability Awareness Presenter (2022)

  • Facilitator at weekend retreats for low-income women (2010-17)

  • Studio co-facilitator for adults living with intellectual disabilities (2014-16)

  • Community meals program (2009-14)

  • Parkinson's Alberta support group facilitator (2013)

  • Art Therapy at a homeless shelter (2011-13)

  • School Art Therapist (2012)

 

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