Hello!

We're the hosts and wellbeing advocates behind the TFC vision.
We're excited to introduce ourselves and connect!

Dana

Started Teaching:

2006

Taught In:

Perth, Western Australia (prac) and Calgary, Alberta across grades 7-12: Health, Psychology, Sociology, IB TOK, roles as Int'l Student Coordinator, Specialist
(+ an eclectic list of roles and courses!)

Energized By:

The darkest roast coffee, learning, music, connection, travel, sunny days, an open road, and my incredible husband, family, and friends. 

Student Life:

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) - University of Pennsylvania

Master and Bachelor of Education
(M.Ed, B.Ed) - University of Saskatchewan

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)
Global Yoga Shala, Peru 

Alongside TFC, Dana is a:

Uni Instructor 
   
     MAPP Program - Assistant Instructor
     University of Pennsylvania
   
     B.Ed program - Sessional Instructor
     University of Calgary

K-12 substitute teacher; youth mentor

Consultant, trainer, advocate for personal and workplace wellbeing; international presenter on positive psychology + individual and organizational wellbeing, resilience, sustainable practices, etc.

Elizabeth

Started Teaching:

2001

Taught In:

Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta. Junior 
and Senior high English Language Arts, Social Studies, Health. Also held the roles of Resource Room teacher and AP Coordinator for different schools.

Energized By:

A really good book, living close to the mountains, playing the piano, experimenting with baking, and spending time with my family.

Student Life:

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Research,
Adult Learning, University of Calgary

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
University of Alberta

Certified Body Positive Facilitator

Alongside TFC, Elizabeth is a:

Uni Instructor 
   
     B.Ed program - Coordinating/Sessional
     University of Calgary

Co-host / co-producer for the podcast series The Podclass: Conversations on School Health  

Presenter and advocate for weight-neutral 
health promotion in school settings

Mom to three school-aged children (i.e. ... on-demand supervisor of home-based learning during school closures, exposures, and rounds of self-isolation in 2020-2021!)

Perth, Western Australia (prac) and Calgary, Alberta across grades 7-12: Health, Psychology, Sociology, IB Theory of Knowledge, roles as International Student Coordinator, Specialist
(+ an eclectic list of roles and courses!)

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) University of Pennsylvania

Master and Bachelor of Education (M.Ed, B.Ed) University of Saskatchewan

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)
Global Yoga Shala, Peru 

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.

We are grateful to live in and connect from this beautiful land.

We are grateful to live in and connect from this beautiful land.

"Spanning generations, acknowledgement of the land is a traditional custom of Indigenous people when welcoming outsiders onto their land and into their homes. To build respectful relationships, acknowledging the land is an important part of reconciliation. It honours the authentic history of North America, its original people and tells the story of the creation of this country that has historically been missing."

Thank you to the Calgary Foundation for these resources on Reconciliation
and the history and meaning of Land Acknowledgements.



What is a Land Acknowledgement?

We are grateful to live in and connect from this beautiful land.