Testimonial Examples

PEACH (Promoting Education and Health)

“The Board and staff of PEACH would like to express their sincere gratitude to you on facilitating the recent workshop and information session. We were impressed by your patience and expertise in handling the very challenging set of circumstances presented to you. Your advice is invaluable to us all, and should certainly make PEACH a better organization going forward. Again, many thanks for your contributions to our cause and that of our community.

Best regards: Maurice O. Thompson, Acting Chair (Maurice later added, “Jane is the best facilitator EVER”).

SALCO (South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario)

“We found Jane to be an exceptionally professional consultant, meticulous in terms of delivering on her promises efficiently and invaluable in terms of her ability to customize the experience and outcomes to the organization and board/staff culture and needs [snipped – details regarding the strategic planning situation and outcomes].

Subsequently, we went back to Jane for governance training our new board because she provides non-profit organizations with high quality professional services for a rational cost. What is perhaps most credible is that Jane remains interested in the organization and becomes its champion long after the professional relationship has ended. It is her continued interest in SALCO that makes her an invaluable resource and that makes us recommend her highly to any one seeking her professional skills.”

Uzma Shakir, Executive Director

Ontario Racing Commission

Jane was a Commissioner and Chair of Governance. When this government agency was later the subject of a review, Jane was told the reviewers expressed great surprise at how far ahead the agency was in governance compared to others it had reviewed. Jane later received this note from the Corporate Secretary, relaying the agency’s response:

“We have spoken your name with pride this year when dealing with the agency review on governance. We were blessed with Jane Garthson as Commissioner.”

John Blakney, Executive Director

Toronto Cat Rescue

Jane came to help our organization when we were experiencing a variety of growing pains stemming from quick organizational growth.  Her expert knowledge, good nature, and honest approach gave our group a foothold to start reshaping our organization.  Jane’s knowledge and experience in the sector is invaluable for organizations like ours who have grown beyond their capacity.

Kyra Augustyn, Executive Member

Government Integrity Officer (name confidential)

Through your engaging case scenarios, you exposed us to the interesting field of ethics and governance in civil society, its particular challenges and the manner in which these can be addressed.