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Dr. Joan Durrant | Founder and Executive Director

Click here for Joan’s bio.


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Cyma Tolaj | Operations Manager

I am studying for my Master’s degree in Sociology.  I manage the daily operations of PDEL, provide support to our partners, manage training logistics, and ensure that PDEL operates efficiently and cost effectively. 


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Alysha Jones | Quality Assurance Manager

I hold a Master of Science degree in Family Social Sciences.  I manage PDEL’s global evaluation database, coordinate the translation of materials into new languages to ensure their quality and consistency, and support PDEL’s dissemination activities.


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Gia Ly Jackson | Training Coordinator

I hold a Master’s degree in Family Social Sciences and I have a background in early childhood education. I coordinate the roll-out of PDEL’s large training projects. I am also the mother of a resourceful two-year-old and I find it a wonderful and exciting privilege to watch her grow into her own person.


PDEL organizes training in positive discipline across Canada and around the world. The training is delivered by our teams of Master Trainers and Certified Country Trainers.