Kerr Creative

Since 1993, Donna Kerr has designed programs and trained staff in Motivational Interviewing and the Model of Change for Correctional Services of Canada, Capital Health, Government of B.C., Health Canada FASD Prevention and other local, provincial and national organizations.

Donna has been a member of the MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers), an international collective of people trained as trainers in MI since 2003. Donna brings extensive practical experience and knowledge to the training and is known for her relaxed and fun (yet efficient and effective) training style.

Donna is self-employed at Kerr Creative where she does writing and training. Before self-employment called, she worked at AADAC (Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission) for 6 years at the Henwood Treatment Centre. Donna started as a Recreation Therapist and was Supervisor of the Leisure Department by the time she left AADAC to start her own company.

And before AADAC… (ancient history!) she worked in the fitness industry as fitness trainer/consultant. Add a brief career as a financial consultant, and Donna has always worked in areas that were all about behaviour change.

Great workshops and training

I write the books on training—literally. Writing curriculum and manuals so that another person can pick up the document and teach a course teaches you a lot about designing learning. I’ve also been “training-the-trainers” for over 15 years and it’s taught me tons about training! So when it comes to me being the one in front of a class, I use everything I’ve ever learned about training.

After 20 years, I am still learning about training which is what makes it so much fun. Without blowing my own horn too much, I do consider myself a “master trainer.” And the feedback I get from my courses indicates that my classes agree. Not that I’m perfect—I'm still learning!

What they say

From post-training surveys:

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"You reminded us all once more that learning can be fun! Your relaxed manner allowed the group to maximize their learning. Thank you for such a positive experience."

"Excellent facilitator. Good pace and very respectful of participants’ values and viewpoints."

"Donna, your methods as an instructor are great! Non-judgmental, humour adds flavour to learning new changes."

"A very unique and talented woman with an abundance of knowledge and experience in this area."

"Donna’s presentation of the information and skills was and is fantastic. She was open and supportive in what was presented and questions and comments that arose. It was a very positive, supportive learning experience."


In the years I've been training in MI, I've been fortunate to work with some great people and great organizations. And with many different goal areas and practitioners. MI works with them all!

Onsite training

For larger agencies, onsite workshops can work well.

Accredited Supports to the Community, Olds

Alberta Health Services

Aspen Regional Health Authority

Alberta Home Visitation Network Association (AHVNA)

Alberta Housing and Urban Affairs - Gunn Centre

Bissell Centre

Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women

Catholic Social Services

Capital Health

Child Development Resource Connection Peel, Mississauga

City of Fort MacMurray

City of Lethbridge

Correctional Services of Canada

East Central Health

Family Services Of Central Alberta

Grande Prairie Community Social Development - Housing First

Guidance Council, Alberta Teachers’ Association

Health Canada: The Help Kit consulting and training

Homeward Trust, Edmonton

Hope Mission

Inn from the Cold, Calgary

Lakeland Centre for FASD, Cold Lake

Lethbridge Community and Social Development Group - Housing First

McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association - Central Region

Medicine Hat Community Housing Society

Mustard Seed, Edmonton and Calgary

Northwest Regional FASD Society, High Level

Region 6 Early Childhood Development

Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists (SAOT)

Southgate Family Day Homes

Strathcona County Family and Community Services

The Alex, Calgary

Town of Slave Lake FCSS

YMCA Families First, Edmonton

Weight Wise Adult Bariatric Center, Alberta Health Services

Wellspring Family Resource & Crisis Centre, Whitecourt