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Using the LPI Critical Reflective Practice Model, we provide training that integrates Equity, Trauma Informed Practice, Leadership and Relationship Building principles at all levels of organizational and community practice, for humanized care, and for achieving practice excellence.Read More
Coaching services provide a deeper process of learning with private one-on-one sessions, and small group formats, to improve work performance individually, and as a collaborative team.Read More
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Meet our Founders
Dianne Prevatt-Hyles MSW, Adv. Dip.
Dianne Prevatt-Hyles MSW, Adv. Dip. is the co-founder of Liberation Practice International (LPI) Inc. She worked for 23 years as a School Social Worker for the Toronto Catholic School Board, where she created social work frameworks and approaches to address the needs and concerns of diverse populations. She also taught at York School of Social Work for 10 years and provided equity and leadership workshops for 40 + years in Canada and internationally. Dianne has worked extensively with marginalized communities, particularly with the African Canadian community. Dianne co-wrote the LPI Critical Reflective Practice Model from her many years of practice/theory experience. Today Dianne shares her wisdom as an African Canadian Elder, as she supports many anti-Black racism change initiatives in Ontario, including child welfare, where she helped develop the Aunties and Uncles Program for Black children and youth in care, and the African Canadian Service Delivery Model.
Jana Vinsky MSW, RSW
Jana Vinsky is the co-founder of Liberation Practice International (LPI), Inc. She has supported equity initiatives in the Human Services for over 30 years. She taught 9 courses at Ryerson School of Social Work and was the Anti-Oppression Practice Lead for a large child welfare organization. She worked as a social worker in frontline, management, and on a provincial level where she led the development of a service delivery model to address disproportionality and disparities facing African Canadians in child welfare. She also led the development of a program that helps match Black children and youth in foster care with adult "aunties and uncles" from their communities to help youth stay connected to their culture and heritage. She also led the development of the Equity Integration Advisory Group at the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Jana is trained in Narrative Therapy through a three-year externship program, where she advanced the LPI model.
Jana specializes in coaching White leadership on anti-Black racism and whiteness across the Human Services.
Jana is a member of the following:
- Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
- Ontario Association of Social Workers
Why choose us?
LPI services includes the LPI Critical Reflective Practice Model to equip participants to integrate equity, trauma informed practice, leadership and relationship building principles into their daily work.
Through experiential learning, reflection, and collaborative dialogue, participants share wisdom and develop action plans. Participants also gain tools and insight for personal growth, organizational and community development, and improved service delivery.
LPI supports individuals, communities, and organizations to live their mission, vision, values, and standards of practice to provide humanized care, safe practice, and to achieve practice excellence.