Associates

BevBWBeverly Suek

Beverly Suek is an associate of TLS Enterprises. Ms Suek has managed projects for organizations across Canada including workplace investigations, harassment and workplace violence. She has many years of experience in equity programs and dealing with systemic racism, policy development. organizational and administrative reviews and the development of healthy, equitable and respectful workplaces.

She has designed and developed training for staff in harassment, equity, respectful workplaces conflict and communications. She developed the training for the Canadian Human Rights Commission on harassment prevention which was delivered to government staff, Crown Corporations and federally regulated industries.

Ms Suek has worked as a consultant to governments, businesses and non-profits, as well as Aboriginal organizations, for example, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Norway House First Nation, Community Health Representatives in First Nations communities and Sioux Valley Personal Care Home.

She has 30 years experience as a senior manager in the private and the public sector. In the public sector, she was the Manager of Human Rights with Labour Canada, managing inspections under the Canada Labour Code. She worked with federally regulated workplaces to understand and overcome systemic racism. Ms Suek was also the CEO with the Women’s Enterprise Centre, where she developed a human resources system that emphasized employee participation, wellness, equity and respect and developed a Governance system for the organization.

She was also the Chair of the Board of Manitoba Lotteries Corporation, a Crown Corporation with over 2000 employees and net income of 630 million dollars. She oversaw a comprehensive organizational review of both finances and human resources and initiated the development of a governance system.

She was a Commissioner with the Provincial Civil Service Commission for 13 years, which is a quasi-judicial board hearing appeals on staffing, classification, dismissal and conflict of interest.

Ms Suek was a Chartered Arbitrator with the ADR Institute of Canada.

Ms Suek is also an active volunteer with community centres, human rights organizations and other community based organizations. In 2012, she was awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Award for community service. In 2017, she received the Order of Manitoba for her work in advancing human rights. She is the author of publications on human rights, housing, the future of work in Canada, quality of workplaces, and enterprise development.

Mike StyreMike Styre

Mike Styre spent 22 years working in progressively responsible management positions with the federal government. He served as the Regional Director General for the Canada Border Services Agency from August 1996 to October 2010. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing operations in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Northwest Territory, managing a staff of 1200 persons and a budget of 100 million dollars.

Mr. Styre has conducted investigations with TLS on harassment and workplace violence. He has extensive knowledge of labour relations and, in 2010 received an award from the Customs and Immigration Union in recognition of the excellent working relationship with the union.
He has conducted assessments and administrative reviews and is able to provide organizations with objective and independent recommendations to improve work environments and create healthy and respectful workplaces.

(Sarah) Doris Young

Doris Young is an experienced educator and consultant and a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation,Treaty 5 Territory. She is presently the Chair of the Health Information Research Governance Committee (HIRGH) of the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba.

Doris is self-employed but previously, worked for over 23 years, at the University College of the North as Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs. Doris was instrumental in facilitating change in the way post secondary education was delivered in the North. She has taught at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg and was a Visiting Professor and Chair for Aboriginal Self Government in Canadian Studies Department, University of Winnipeg.

She was Co Chair of the Premier’s Advisory Committee on Education Poverty and Citizenship to provide recommendation to the Premier on strategies to eliminate poverty through education.

She was a Board member of the Health Science Centre. She initiated the Aboriginal Services Committee as a Committee of the HSC and was its first Chair.

Doris was a founder and first President of the Indigenous Women’s Collective of Manitoba – an Aboriginal woman’s organization in Manitoba. The organization united all Aboriginal women in Manitoba for the first time under a political umbrella organization of First Nation, Métis and Inuit throughout Manitoba.

She developed an Aboriginal Elder’s Institute for the University of Regina through the faculty of Senior Citizens. Doris was also a Senior Researcher for the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry. The AJI was a historic occasion for the Aboriginal people in Manitoba to inquire into the legal system and an Elder with the Aboriginal Justice Implementation Team

She was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, appointed by the Prime Minister to provide advice to the TRC commissioners on the residential school settlement process and issues that came from residential school survivors.

Doris has a B.A. Honors Degree from the University of Manitoba and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, University of Winnipeg and is presently enrolled in the Banff School of Management in a program focused on governance in Aboriginal organizations, including evaluation systems.

Awards – Doris received the “Lighting the Fire” – the first award of its kind for her contribution to Manitoba Aboriginal women and the Order of Manitoba for her work in community and in Aboriginal and equity issues and a lifetime membership from the Manitoba Aboriginal Education Research Forum – Zawino Dagosowin.

Peggy BarkerPeggy Barker

Peggy Barker has been an Associate with TLS since 2010 and has conducted investigations in sexual and racial harassment, abuse of authority and workplace violence as well as administrative reviews.

She has many years of experience as a manager in both the federal and provincial governments and in non-profit organizations. She was previously a manager with Western Agri-Food Institute and was also a Consultant to Manitoba Agricultural Credit Corporation, developing training and strategic planning processes. As the Regional Manager, Consumer Services with the federal government, she was responsible for managing the work of inspectors in the three Prairie Provinces, which included investigating consumer complaints. She also was responsible for program development, assessments and evaluations for a variety of organizations.

Ms Barker also has considerable experience in organizing projects and events as a volunteer with the Provincial Council of Women, the Consumers Association of Canada and the United Church.

Lynn ProsakLynn Prosak

Lynn Prosak works with TLS in conducting investigations on workplace violence and harassment as well as administrative reviews.
She as over 23 years experience as a manager within the Federal Government. She has particular expertise in human resources management and organizational development, as well as harassment prevention.

Ms Prosak has designed and developed training in staffing procedures and management skills and was recognized for her contributions in facilitating several workshops geared towards resolving conflicts between Management and Union.

Maryann E. Flett

Since 2016, Maryann has served as an Associate with TLS, where she specializes in conducting investigations on workplace discrimination and harassment, along with administrative reviews.

Before her role at TLS, Maryann held a position as a Human Rights Officer/Investigator at the Manitoba Human Rights Commission for nearly eight years. During her tenure, she spearheaded hundreds of investigations, showcasing her expertise in navigating complex issues with sensitivity and precision.

With a multifaceted career trajectory, Maryann has also contributed her talents as a Probation Officer with the Ministry of Safety and Correctional Services Ontario, as well as a Program Manager for the Government of Ontario. Her dynamic skill set extends beyond the public sector, as she has made significant contributions to print and television journalism, having been employed by prominent outlets such as the Canadian Press Toronto and the Aboriginal People’s Television Network.

Maryann’s commitment to community engagement is evident through her board memberships, including her current role with the Nine Circles Community Health Centre. Additionally, she has volunteered her time and expertise with organizations such as the Women’s Health Clinic and the Elizabeth Fry Society.

In her spare time, Maryann works as a freelance sensitivity editor, leveraging a keen understanding of First Nations issues to ensure content is inclusive and respectful of diverse perspectives. Currently, she serves as a Senior Policy Analyst, dedicating her efforts to First Nations political advocacy.

Proud of her citizenship with the Sandy Bay First Nation, Maryann is Anishinaabe with Icelandic roots. Her academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King’s College in Halifax, NS.

Lynda Trono

Lynda Trono has been an Associate with TLS Enterprises since 2016 and has been the co-investigator in harassment investigations and Administrative Reviews related to harassment and workplace violence.

She has a certificate in Mediation from Mediation Services in Winnipeg, plus courses in Conflict Resolution, Restorative Justice and Counselling from the University of Winnipeg. As the Program Co-ordinator of the North American Interfaith Conference, she has organized international conferences and presented programs on Conflict and Change. She has also developed and delivered seminars across western Canada on Transition and Organizational Change. She has a Certificate from CCOHS on training in Workplace Violence and Harassment and additional related courses from other training centres.

Ms Trono is also a United Church Minister and manages a Drop in Centre for people who live in poverty, providing a safe place and food. She has experience dealing with people who have addictions, mental illness or PTSD. She has excellent skills in dealing with difference, conflict resolution, communication and interviewing skills.