Denise is a seasoned and dynamic professional with a passion for supporting people to fulfill their potential. Denise has worked in over 120 First Nations communities and organizations throughout Canada, including her own community The Squamish Nation. Although most well known for her pioneering work in the area of Lateral Violence, Denise’s focus is on facilitating personal and community empowerment, development and wellness. Denise specializes in contemplative education, consulting and coaching. She works closely with First Nations’ Health, Child and Family Services, Education,  Leaders and is gifted at facilitating community processes.

Watch a Full Workshop called “Rooting Lateral Kindness In Community” conducted at UBC for UBC Learning Circle.

Denise has extensive experience working with….


Our Programs Include:

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Denise will customize and deliver programs to meet your training needs. Workshops can be delivered within you organization or community or at an offsite location. We also offer online training. Some of the workshops offered are:



At Kweykway we are dedicated to transformative education and endeavor to integrate both indigenous and western philosophies. This balanced approach honors traditional ways of knowing and being while utilizing scholarly research and evidence based practices validated by science. We are committed to developing programs and practices that include and promote place-based knowledge, personal and spiritual ecologies, first person ways of knowing, and relational and arts based practices.

We draw on the research of indigenous scholars Dr. Gregory Cajete, Dr. Martin Brokenleg and others recognized in the field as leaders and educators. We integrate this knowledge with research in the fields of neurobiology and affective science, empathy development, transformational education, social and emotional learning theory, developmental attachment theory, process psychology, relationship research, organizational systems theory and current global bullying research.


All of our workshops are available online and in person and can be customized to meet your needs and budget. Contact us to discuss (778) 772-0368 or

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