Kate Houck, David's Refuge
"I am grateful that I have had the chance to work with Brenda and introduce her to the families we serve through my organization, David's Refuge. Through her own personal knowledge, Brenda has provided loving support, guidance and education about her journey and about the importance of self-care for fellow caregivers to children with special needs. Brenda has a unique ability to connect with her audience, allowing them to feel that they are on common ground with her. She is a champion for all caregivers and a vital resource for all parents who are on the journey of parenting a child with special needs."
A.V.S.B.C., Podcast Host, Island Treasures
”I met Brenda after doing an online search for Canadian Certified Caregiver Consultants (CCC) and reached out to her with a few questions before becoming a CCC. From that initial contact, Brenda has exhibited authenticity, interest and expertise both personally and professionally. Her deep passion, care and love for her daughter spills over to caring for and guiding other caregivers. Her positivity, passion and encouragement is infectious and empowering. Brenda has a wealth of information, experience and compassion that she conveys clearly and succinctly through her spoken word. She is a delight to talk to, listen to and work with."
Paula Morand, Co-Founder, Silver Street Studios
"Brenda has spoken at a few events throughout 2020 both in-person, virtually and also a hybrid event. She has a powerful personal story of resiliency, commitment and hope. As a healthcare advocate for caregivers and parents with children with disabilities, Brenda shares effective strategies for communication, organization and for self-care while being of service for the well-being others."
Dr. Olaf B. Plotzke
President, Canadian Society for Disability and Oral Health; Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
Canadian Society for Disability and Oral Health
Brenda and I first met 25 years ago when she brought her daughter to my office for the first time. Brenda always displayed a mother's passion for doing what is right for her daughter. That fire that mothers uniquely seem to have, and that she early on displayed, has morphed into a compassionate, dedicated, kind, knowledgeable and generous advocate for people with disabilities. Having recently participated in a webinar on Politics and Disability I have become even more aware of Brenda's superior public speaking skills. The information that she has to share is thought-provoking and decidedly applicable in the matter of caring for a child with special needs. I would sincerely and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a public speaker regarding this vital subject matter.
"Brenda, I just want to share with you how much your help with our healthcare issues eased my stress levels. As a third party with more than 26 years of caring and advocating for your loved one, you have a very special understanding of both the system and the feelings of your clients.
Only someone who has been there can fully understand what caregivers go through on a daily basis. You put my feelings into a letter in a very concise and powerful way and I’m sure we will be able to positively change our care issues and perhaps restore some trust in the system in the future. I highly recommend your service and appreciate all you do."
"My time with Brenda was an awarding experience and her professionalism and knowledge to address my needs to propel me forward was life-changing. The guidance and the tools she provided have strengthened my self-development and uncovered the positive strengths I already possess. These have helped unleash a more positive reality and enhance the quality of my life. I cannot thank you enough for the sessions you offered me and the positive experience it was meeting with you."
“Brenda has hands-on knowledge of the difficulties of caregiving. Her insights and advice were very helpful to me when I was looking for qualified support workers to help me take care of my daughter. I have seen Brenda be an assertive advocate for caregivers as well as for the loved ones they support. Her skills and understanding of the struggles of caregiving would be a benefit to anyone in need of her guidance.”