Myra D’Souza is a dynamic and engaging corporate trainer. She conducts her training sessions in an interactive, fun-filled manner. She provides organizations with strategies and a competitive edge to become thriving workplaces. She brings a wealth of training, facilitation, leadership, governance and risk mitigation experience to her work. In her work as a consultant, Myra has delivered courses including Cultural Diversity, Inclusive Workplaces, Aboriginal Multigenerational Trauma, Building the Business Case for Diversity, and Board Governance. Some of her clients include the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Federal Government Department of Labor, Government of Alberta’s Board Development.
Myra has a degree in Political Science and Psychology. She is also a Certified Chartered Director (C.Dir.), and has a certification in Human Resources.
Myra was selected as one of Canada’s top 50 most diverse persons to sit on FP500 boards. She is a director on several boards including the Calgary Police Commission, Corrections Canada Citizen’s Advisory, and FOCUS. Her past directorships include the Calgary Co-op, the National Investigative Board for Corrections Canada, the Calgary Urban Aboriginal Initiative, and Federated Cooperatives Saskatoon, among others.
She has been nominated for the Alberta Government Community Justice award for Crime Prevention, the James Murphy National Award of Excellence for Exemplary Volunteerism, the City of Calgary Mayor’s Award for Outstanding contribution to local and international communities, and the Mount Royal University Award for remarkable community collaboration and partnership.
Myra is an active national/international volunteer. She has represented Canada at a United Nations Conference on Human Rights, organized Canada’s only Employment Fair for offenders to reduce recidivism, and spearheaded the FREE Calgary Co-op Seniors Grocery Shopping Service. Myra has volunteered with Inn from the Cold, Medical Mercy Canada, Servants Anonymous, Canadian Red Cross Disaster Relief, the Ethnocultural Council of Calgary, Global Fest and CANOSCA Seniors. Myra’s other volunteer work includes: building homes in Mexico, starting a library in Nicaragua, and working with orphans in Vietnam and Guatemala.
Myra is passionate about working with diverse, vulnerable communities, advocating for the voiceless and environmental sustainability.