About Us

Barbara Sandilands

BA (Honours French), CTESL, MA (Canadian Studies), MA (Translation)



  • Over 25 years of communications experience (writing, editing and translating), as well as training in writing skills in government and academic environments. Has designed, developed and delivered hundreds of writing workshops in both official languages (in-class and online). Has translated over 20 books for major Canadian publishing houses. Writer and editor of a broad range of handbooks and other training and operational manuals, in both French and English, for clients including Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and Treasury Board. Former Foreign Service officer. Fluently bilingual (English and French), intermediate proficiency (Portuguese and German). Member of Editors Canada. Government of Canada Secret level security clearance.

Ali A. Ramezani

         BSc, MA (Philosophy), PHD (Sociology and Political Economy) in progress



  • Over 20 years of combined experience in management and training, as well as in social research and statistical analysis in the public policy domain (labour market, skilled workers, immigrant newcomers, and students). Projects have included cross-country research and multi-government, multi-institutional consultation and presentations on policy matters for senior management in the public service. Expertise in the development and delivery of facilitated dialogues, town hall meetings, focus groups, and training workshops. Additional expertise in conflict resolution, group facilitation, multi-party mediation and facilitation of dialogues for diverse organizations including various levels of government and NGOs. Government of Canada Secret level security clearance.