Meet Your Educator!



Jami Coughler,
Manager of Quality & Engagement 


Education & Training:

  • Bachelor of Arts: Sociology (Concentration: Criminology); Minor in Psychology
    Brock University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Public Health
    Brock University, 2014
  • Certified Trauma Integration Clinician
    Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing


  • I bring to my role lived experience with gender-based violence that helps inform my approach to client service, including a client-centred and trauma-informed lens, and an understanding and compassion for survivors’ each unique response and journey. Prior to this role I was a full-time shelter counsellor at GP and have previous work and training experience in trauma counselling, domestic and sexual violence support and counselling, and career counselling.

Current Role at GP: 

In my current role at Gillian’s Place I am responsible for:

  • Overseeing GP's Community Education & Violence Prevention Program, including developing and delivering evidence-based violence prevention initiatives, public education presentations, and trainings in the community.

  • Developing, monitoring and implementing metrics and outcomes related to the quality of programming across the organization.

  • Planning, developing, and implementing client wellness and engagement programming and events, including contributing to residential programming and working to improve our clients’ shelter experience.

  • Managing our student placement program with the aim of providing meaningful and rich learning opportunities for folks who want to work in the GBV field.

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