Mission Statement

The Trauma Informed Practice Institute was founded by Alyson Quinn. The rationale for the Institute is to provide training for those working with individuals or communities who have a history of trauma. Individuals, who experience trauma, often seek support through counseling, government services, community, business sector and other organizations.

The Institute is committed to:

To provide workshops that will give participants tools, knowledge, and some expertise on Trauma informed Practice. A key focus is to assist participants develop an understanding of the complexity of trauma, how it impacts individuals and communities and the healing process.

As an organization we recognise the importance of cultural humility and make an ongoing commitment to provide a learning environment that is inclusive, respectful, and honoring of the unique experiences of all attendees from around the globe. We draw on the wisdom and somatic experiences of the body to understand the impact of personal and collective histories of trauma, including racism, structural oppression and discrimination.

The Institute is committed to integrate new knowledge and research on trauma and its impact on the body on a continual basis. We believe in a collaborative aspect of knowledge and offer a variety of workshops that are built on participants’ knowledge and expertise.

Our core two module Trauma Informed Practice certificate program (Level 1 and Level 2) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits. We facilitate the workshops via an online platform and invite participants from around the globe to attend our program. In addition, the Institute offers customized workshops to address the needs of individual organizations. To date we have provided a wide variety of individually designed training to a wide array of business, community and other organizations.

We are located on the land that is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and the Stó:lō Nations.