Tanya Leukefeld

 

SCHOOL SYSTEM LIAISON
Student, Parent & School Consulting 
GRADES 1 - 12
 
 
Tanya Leukefeld has a Bachelor of Psychology, several specialized certifications in trauma-informed care, crisis management, high-risk interventions, restorative justice, and over 30 years of experience in the education and justice fields.
 
Tanya is passionate about helping families with the best support and resources available to help navigate the education system, from grades 1 to 12.
 
Tanya can help with:
  • Individual Program Plan development and implementation
  • Success in School Plan (Student Support Plan)
  • Assessment review
  • High School course selection / Graduation requirements
  • Post-secondary pathway planning
  • Medical / Professional liaising with diagnosis support or requirements for school coding
  • Connections to community supports and services
Tanya is also passionate with supporting individuals who may be struggling with:
 
Tanya has worked within the Calgary Board of Education for the last 23 years as a high school student services advisor, and before moving to Calgary, she worked with high-risk youth at the Ministry of Children Services and Families in Vancouver, BC. She spent several years volunteering with the Vancouver Crisis Centre, Calgary Distress Centre and the Calgary Police Service.  where she first found her passion for working with those with suicidal ideations. 
 
Tanya is an integral part of the team; she supports Shelly Qualtieri & Associates by helping families navigate the education system with their children and youth.
 
Tanya conducts educational and corporate workshops to help our community connect and understand mental health and wellness through an educational lens, while also providing bite-sized tools and strategies to enrich relationships with the people you support and work with.
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“I realized that the borders and the obstacles in our lives can only do two things: stop us dead in our tracks or force us to be creative” ~Amy Purdy
 
Tanya understands that the education and justice systems can be overwhelming and daunting places for people, especially when their loved ones are struggling or involved in a situation where answers are hard to find.   Using her vast knowledge of the processes, procedures, and documents available to support a broad range of an individual’s needs, the hope is to assist youth and their families in feeling understood, empowered, respected, and heard while also creating consistent and restorative strategies to use in their daily lives.
 
Tanya has co-facilitated many sessions on suicide and has also been an event speaker at several conferences in both BC and Alberta. In addition to the School Board, her time is shared working and volunteering with youth involved in the justice system, where she helps those between the ages of 12 to 18 be diverted from receiving a formal charge. In 2019, Tanya was awarded the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Community Justice Award for Service Enhancement, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations promoting community justice in the province. In 2018, Tanya received recognition for her Community Justice Award for Community Collaboration. Tanya is also active in the Calgary sports community, serving as an executive member on the Board of Directors for local hockey and lacrosse associations.
 
During Tanya’s free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, a good, hot cup of coffee and being a mom to athletes where she can have 1:1 time with her kids while travelling to practices, games and tournaments around the Province.

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