“The process of doing a business plan was useful. The workshop gave me the tools and initiative. But really doing it opened my eyes. Very worthwhile.”
Heather Mason
Mason Accounting Solutions
“Worthwhile, from personal and business perspectives.”
Rob Newman
“I used to refer to meeting with Donna as ‘drinking from a firehose’ due to the pages of helpful information and contacts throughout Barrie and the area which she freely shared with me and anyone else who asks, I have come to cherish every meeting I have with her as my business mentor. She defines the path for achieving the ‘new’ and ‘uncharted’ like no other person.”
Barb Armstrong
Aura Halo, Ice Halo
“I started my business part time in 1998 and with Donna’s guidance and support moved into business full time in 2004. Today, on our 20th anniversary Emergency Management & Training Inc. is an international business with consultants and trainers across Canada.”
Darryl Culley
Emergency Management & Training


City of Barrie Business Award 2004

International Women’s Day Community Leader 2005

Arch Brown Entrepreneurial Award of Excellence 2009

Legend & Legacy Award, 2010

Chamber of Commerce Best Service Business Award, 2012

Camphill Community Action Award 2015

Trailblazer Award, Women in Business, 2019