About Working Stronger

Meet the Team

Fawna Bews (she/her)

Learning & Development Coordinator

Fawna Bews holds a Masters in Counselling and has been working in the mental health field for almost 25 years. In the past 10 years she has been in leadership, first as the co-director of a youth ranch and subsequently with complex mental health projects. She has been a trainer with the Executive Directions program at CCVO and facilitator for wellness training for all ages. Fawna brings a grounded approach to her training, believing that the learning needs to align with real life. We spend so many hours of our life at work and those hours can impact everything else. Fawna is dedicated to building the social, emotional, and mental strength needed to have safe and meaningfully productive workplaces and more importantly humans who like living.

Samantha Cashin (she/her)

Training Admin & Events Coordinator

Samantha Cashin is a dedicated mental health advocate and serves as the Training Admin and Event Coordinator at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division. Her unwavering commitment to the cause of mental health is evident in her efforts to raise awareness, eliminate barriers to support, and promote inclusive spaces. Sam draws inspiration from her personal experiences and from those she connects to around her. Outside of work, Sam enjoys spending her time adventuring in the mountains in her 1984 VW Westfalia with her rescue dog, Odin.

One of Samantha’s primary objectives is to assist in the delivery of impactful training sessions and workshops that empower organizations to prioritize mental well-being among their members. Her approach is characterized by passion, knowledge, and a compassionate demeanour, all of which she leverages to make a lasting difference in the lives of the folks she works with.

Michael Green (he/him)

Community Engagement & Training Coordinator

Michael Green, originally from a coastal town in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, deeply values mental health support, having grown up in a resource-limited environment. His diverse career has taken him across provinces and industries, from hospitality and sales to social enterprise and advocacy. Currently, he serves as the Community Engagement & Training Coordinator at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division.

An Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) resident for a decade, Michael has spent much of that time supporting and leading grassroots advocacy work across rural Alberta with fearless whimsy. His work in 2SLGBTQ+ education and mental health support taught him the revolutionary power of sustaining hope through connection, storytelling, and empathy. When he’s not pondering the perfect metaphor to describe a frustratingly complex topic, you can find Michael listening to astoundingly niche science podcasts or walking his baby-faced rescue dog, Davey, in the beautiful river valley.

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Book a consultation on Calendly with Working Stronger’s Workplace Training Consultant to learn more about the programming available and how it can assist your workplace.

Training details, delivery method and cost may be subject to change. Refunds may be available depending on circumstances. For CMHA’s full refund policy, please visit our Refund Policy page.
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