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    Dona has developed skills in human relations, communication, anti-oppressive approaches and active listening that very few people possess and master. The poise, grace, clarity and understanding she displays in her work are equally admirable in the foundational building of social transformation, as it is in on a human level. She works thoroughly at every step of the process, while navigating the space with professionalism and care.

    M.P. - RB4SJ

    Dona’s calm, capable, and multi-faceted approach had us moving and even laughing, all while discussing sensitive and vulnerable topics about care and boundaries. She provided simple yet profound insights, offering her own expertise while also building on the knowledge and experiences of our team. She challenged us in the best of ways.

    R - WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing)

    Recommend Dona as a facilitator – she is responsive and creative, and keeps everyone engaged

    P.H. - Willow Place - Oxfam Summit Participant

    Dona is an amazing facilitator who can jump in mid-project without missing a beat and make a workshop her own! She creates calming, yet energizing, spaces with such ease and picks the perfect activities to reflect the learning of other sessions during a conference. Her ability to adapt to the needs of a space is also worth noting. Working with her was an absolute delight!

    L.G. - Oxfam Canada

    From the very first day, the stretches and exercises gave it a relaxing mood. The closeout sessions and engagements from Dona allowed for full attention all through the session.

    R - U of Ottawa - Oxfam Summit Participant

    I admire Dona’s ability to bring a diverse group of participants (age and backgrounds) together through her animation and fun interactive exercises. The various exercises were stimulating and allowed us to tap into our creativity within a short period of time. I would love for our community to have more of such creative writing workshops.

    LC - Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

    The Spoken Ancestries workshop was very different from anything I have ever done. The unusual mix of people – from a 13-year-old to an 80-year-old with widely different world experiences – made it even more valuable as we could test our writing against the knowledge and interests of a very broad range of people. Dona Nham is engaging, ensures everyone has a chance to speak, provides constructive feedback, is upbeat – I liked everything about the sessions, and appreciate the opportunity to be published.

    B - Heritage Lower St. Lawrence

    Dona’s interesting exercises and prompts brought a freshness to my reflections and writing practice. I appreciated being part of the Spoken Ancestry workshop.

    L.W. - Heritage Lower St. Lawrence

    Dona has been such a source of support and encouragement for me as a Black Queer facilitator in a predominantly white program. From giving me tips on connective exercises I can use to hold collective space, to just being an ear to listen and understand some of my unique struggles, Dona’s grounded wisdom has definitely helped me show up in a powerful way for my cohorts. So much gratitude for their commitment to supporting me and the shaping of the Eco-Institute from afar, even with all they have going on!

    P.W. - EIPM

    Dona is a very thoughtful, conscientious, and empathetic facilitator. She is able to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and heard, and her interactive group activities allow for in-depth conversations about difficult topics in a safe inclusive environment. It was especially refreshing to be able to connect with her thoughts on the positionality of being a diaspora Asian and settler of colour on Tio’tia:ke. I hope to participate in more of her work in the future!

    FS - Workshop Participant

    I have been in numerous workshops and have been trained by Dona and she is nothing short of amazing. She has a contagious personality and an uplifting energy that will fill your room. Her facilitation practices are always rooted in compassion, care, love, wisdom, and knowledge. I am so grateful to have shared spaces with Dona and to have received guidance and mentorship from her.


    In addition to the organizational strategy and curriculum consultation that Dona has offered to our educational nonprofit, she has contributed to our community repair process and has extended to me personal mentorship for organizational leadership. In every form, and at each step, Dona is patient and diligent, extending questions that go straight to the heart—questions that do not pierce it, but that are capable of cracking it open. Her approach is centered and thoughtful, boundaried and generous. I have been delighted by the ways in which Dona’s questions have invited me to grow and by this thoroughly rewarding relationship.

    A.S. - EIPM

    As a contractor, it was an absolute pleasure working with Dona. She is thorough, flexible, detail-oriented and has a beautiful personality. As a participant, I have learned immensely from Dona’s workshops on ways that we can work together as settlers to be in full solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of this land and how our climate and social justice work can be intersectional. I absolutely recommend Dona as a facilitator both for groups who are looking to hire a facilitator for related workshops and conversations, and also recommend her workshops for people who are looking to continue their learning and actions on solidarity as settlers.

    D. - Sustainable Concordia

    Dona is a very skilled facilitator, with many years of experience, with extensive knowledge of earth-based forms of facilitation, and broad knowledge that ranges for poetry to ecology, all of which she diligently brings to each of the spaces she comes into.

    Kama La Mackerel

    As a mediator, Dona has offered her talents as listener, space holder, negotiator and dare I say – therapist – during some heartbreaking and difficult conflicts. Her humanity shines through when sets firm boundaries in a respectful, loving way, while ensuring that step-by-step, all members are consenting and on the same page. She has taught me how to separate personal from professional matters and has lightened my heart and vision.


    Dona is an exemplary community leader whose fierce light has inspired me in my own growth and practices as entrepreneur and artist. I’ll never forget when I saw her in action at an event she had organized at Ausgang. There were hundreds of attendees and people buzzing around. There she was, all smiles, navigating teams and logistics all the while graciously welcoming attendees. I realized then that Dona could dream big and execute.

    Monica Paraghamian - Lotus Collective

    Dona is one of the greatest facilitators, performers and mentors in Montreal period. I have had the privilege of per-taking in some of her workshops over the last couple of years and they are always very informative, fun and welcoming. She is really great at breaking down complex topics and information to ensure that everyone in the space understands, or feels comfortable enough to ask if they don’t understand. She has also been a great mentor for me.

    Sam N.

    It is incredible the amount of energy and enthusiasm that Dona brings to her work. She makes workshops and meetings fun and interactive, keeping in mind people’s energy levels as the event progresses.

    Workshop Participant

    Dona is a joy to work with: resourceful, creative, energetic, and direct. Her writing and performance practices are rich and bold, and she presents unabashed to the world, inspiring boldness and confidence in her turn.

    Rachel McCrum - Quebec Writers Federation

    Dona facilitated a workshop with our seniors on Oral Ancestry which was just spectacular! We had such a good time, playing with words and without stress, telling our stories in a new way. We still talk about the workshop!

    Patrick de Gruyter - Saint Columba House