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What We Do

We provide professional skills training giving you the competitive edge to help innovative organizations retain their key staff and reduce turnover and reduce errors. We do this using our unique blend of experiential learning using horses, as well as more traditional classroom training. With these, staff teams develop the essential human relation skills necessary to increase effectiveness and efficiency and build resilience.

Our Mission

Community Healthcare Consulting is dedicated to providing excellence in support for resilient, enlightened, and optimized workforces.

Our Vision

All staff and volunteers will have the resiliency to adjust and positively respond to the stressors in carrying out their roles, remaining healthy and effective throughout their careers in psychologically safe and supportive workplaces.



We deliver what we say we
will and are sincerely
committed to supporting
your team’s collective
growth and development.


We use our collective training and
experience to provide the highest
quality service in accordance with
the ethical standards for our


We work to understand the nature of your industry and the specific challenges your team encounters, providing relevant resources based on your expressed needs.

Meet the CEO of CHC

Sue is the founder and CEO of CHC Consulting. She works with organizations to build resiliency to workplace stress in order to reduce absenteeism, turnover, and disability claims while increasing productivity, leadership skills, team creativity, and effectiveness.
How she does this is what is a bit different than most… She uses a traditional learning format in classrooms or board rooms, and adds experiential learning using the wisdom of horses… yes, horses for corporate retreats.
With over 30 years in healthcare and senior leadership in mental health and palliative care, Sue brings knowledge of psychological health and safety, leadership, team dynamics, resiliency, compassion fatigue, and moral distress to her session.
Her services are ideal for corporate retreats, strategic planning sessions, change management planning, or in-depth team development. Any organization looking to improve workplace culture, team dynamics and leadership, to reduce errors, and to get the jump on the competition would benefit for the services of CHC Consulting and Sue’s expertise.

Experience Working with Horses:

About Equine Assisted Learning

Learning by doing is the most profound learning we can undergo. Being able to see firsthand the results of our actions in real time is fundamental to being able to understand our impact on ourselves and others. This gives us the opportunity to try our new approaches and develop a deeper understanding of the processes at work. Reflecting on and discussing these processes further enforces this new understanding. The experiential exercises reinforce the in-class portion of the sessions and will support the long-term retention of the material. The selected exercises are customized to support the organization’s area of focus for their session.
Our experiential sessions impact all areas of being in the learning process

Equine Assisted Professional Development, Growth, and Learning

The use of equines in personal/ professional growth and therapy is a relatively new field with increasing scientific support. Horses are social animals, as are dogs, but, unlike dogs, horses are prey animals. Their very survival depends on the ability to read non-verbal communication and react to the emotions, thoughts, and energy of those in their social group and environment.
Horses are much more skilled than humans in “reading” our non- verbal communications and “holding up the mirror” for us to see better what we are communicating non-verbally.
They are able to pick up on what we carry with us into the work environment.
The experiential aspect of this work will heighten your awareness of how you are perceived and your ability to be fully present in your activities.
Using horses in our sessions allows us to discover the root cause of what is holding your team back from greater success.

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Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre’s EAL Certification Program

Dreamwinds offers the one and only Original Cartier Farms Equine Assisted Learning Certification Program in Ontario. For decades, equine assisted learning has proven to help develop both life and leadership skills for all participants, no matter their experience or ability. Dreamwinds is the ONLY satellite facility in the world licensed by the original founder of the Building Block (TM) Program with a proven EAL curriculum developed & tested through research. This is the most comprehensive EAL Certification program available and has been developed and tested through research to provide a standardized curriculum of objective-based exercises that delivers proven results!

EAGALA Certified Professional

With 4,500 members in 50 nations, EAGALA Certified Professionals help people change their lives by practicing The EAGALA Model: The Global Standard for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development. EAGALA Certified Professionals complete a rigorous training program, commit to evidence-based client solutions, utilize an exclusive team approach and operate with a strong code of ethics.

Certificates from Equine Guelph (a division of the University of Guelph)
The equine certificate and diploma programs at the University of Guelph offer a comprehensive course of online study for the horse enthusiast and owner. This continuing education program is based on research and evidence-based knowledge providing horse owners with practical information to improve the health and welfare of the horses in your care. Online courses give you the opportunity to learn with more flexibility to participate while balancing work, family and your horses. They are innovative, developed and facilitated by leading equine industry practitioners, veterinarians and researchers.

Horse Behaviour and Safety 
In this course you will be given the tools to take action to create a safe environment for you and your horse by: gaining an introductory understanding of horse behaviour; learning smart, practical horse handling skills; and reducing physical risks on your horse’s farm.

Equine business 101
Equine Business 101 offers a starting point as you begin delving into the possibilities of running your own facility or taking your business to the next level, and sees you through the process of developing a business plan. Throughout this course, we will provide you with some basic information to guide you in the creation of your plan to run a successful equine facility.

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