Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., CCC., RP

Specialist in High-Stress Workplaces
Co-Executive Director, TEND

Françoise Mathieu is the founder of Compassion Fatigue Solutions, and a sought-after speaker and educator in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. With over 20 years of work in the field of mental health, she brings with her extensive experience as a crisis counselor, and nearly a decade of working with Health Canada’s CFMAP (Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program). Françoise is now Co-Executive Director of TEND, a joint venture with Dr. Pat Fisher and divides her time between public speaking engagements and working with organizations looking to train their teams about burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, high stress workplaces, self care and helper wellness.

Françoise is one of the leaders of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma education in Canada. Since 2001, she has given hundreds of seminars on compassion fatigue and self care across the country to over 50,000 helping professionals in the fields of health care, child welfare, the criminal justice sector, social and human services, emergency response, armed forces, education, addiction treatment and the Immigration and Refugee Board.

She is the author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook, which was published by Routledge in 2012 as well as the author of several feature articles.

Françoise is also the chair of the CARE4YOU Conference, a popular event which brings together leaders in the field, front line workers and compassion fatigue educators for two days of learning, connection and refueling. This event is held in June every year.

For information on how to book training or a speaking engagement with Françoise, click here


View More: Patricia Fisher, R.Psych., L.Psych.

Specialist in Trauma-Exposed Workplaces
Co-Executive Director, TEND

Dr. Patricia Fisher a clinical psychologist and the founder of Fisher & Associates Solutions. As a long time trauma specialist, she has focused her attention on the impact and mechanisms of workplace stress in trauma-informed workplaces. Over the past 17 years she has developed a host of research-based training programs, assessment tools and solutions for trauma-exposed workplaces and the individuals who work in them. She has consulted widely with provincial and federal government bodies to develop policy and solutions to the complex organizational challenges that often accompany high stress and trauma-exposed sectors.

After may years of collaboration, Dr. Fisher and Françoise Mathieu joined forces to create TEND, a organization dedicated to offering individuals and organizations the resources needed to address the effects of their stressful, traumatic and challenging workplaces and lives.

Through TEND, Dr. Fisher offers access to her sophisticated e-learning platform and comprehensive courses. The programming has been accredited and is offered directly by TEND or through its expanding network of provider partners including the Ontario Association of Social Workers, the BC Association of Social Workers and other professional bodies.

For information on how to book training or a speaking engagement with Pat, click here

We work alongside an amazing team that includes:


Rebecca Brown, MSW RSW

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Catherine Desjardins, M.Ps.









Catherine Desjardins, M.Ps.

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Valerie Spironello, MSW, RSW

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Diana Tikasz









Diana Tikasz, MSW RSW

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Lori Tomalty-Nusca









Lori Tomalty-Nusca, RECE, RT

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Meaghan Welfare, BA

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