Rehana Tejpar, M. ED is a facilitator who loves to co-create the conditions for creativity and collaboration to be harnessed. She is passionate about organizational alignment, participatory leadership and incorporating embodied, play-based and arts-based process into her work. She has a Masters in Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, and has been working to facilitate participatory leadership and transformative learning at a grassroots, not-for-profit, government and corporate level for 15 years. She is the founding co-director at bloom and currently serves as the National Program Facilitator for Righting Relations: Adult Education for Social Change, a national capacity building network building bridges of solidarity between Indigenous, immigrant and settler communities, with the Catherine Donnelly Foundation.
“Rehana Tejpar worked with our team at Canadian Heritage in preparation for a national consultation on racism in Canada. Her approach was deep, sensitive, playful and engaging. She facilitated in a way that allowed us to think through our consultation strategy’s impact on our participants’ and our own well-being and identify ways to sustain our balance, focus and energies along the way. She invited us to step into our wholeness, deeply listen to one another, and build even deeper trust in our relationships.” Jesse Easton Russell, Canadian Heritage
Brigid Tierney is a fiery Montrealer turned west coast dreamer turned Toronto transplant. She is a trainer in creative facilitation with Partners for Youth Empowerment and facilitates group processes across the GTA in multiple capacities -- across all, she values supporting groups in having deep, connected and creative experiences. She has a Masters in cultural studies and communication, likes to fight the good fight and works on the daily at the intersection of film programming, community and youth engagement.
I have been on a life-long journey of curiosity and creativity, and have spent the last 10 years connecting and collaborating with diverse communities by co-creating learning environments that are founded upon shared values of diversity, love, respect and self-empowerment - embracing a vision of solidarity, social justice and change from the inside-out. I see the arts, theatre and embodied wisdom as portals for transformative capacity, providing space for our souls to dance, breathe and unleash the deep wisdom that resides within. It is through the blending of creativity and value-based community building, that I am able to nurture groups in creating space for each other - to reflect, share, learn and heal alongside one another for the purpose of personal, collective and organizational change. In my spare time I can be found in one of three homes - dancing ecstatically in Toronto, roaming the beaches of rural Nova Scotia or camel riding in by the Great Pyramids in Egypt.
Moyo Mutamba PhD is a post-secondary educator, facilitator , artist and community organizer, who is passionate about building sustainable collaborative relationships for social change and community wellbeing.