Nycole brings awareness and knowledge
concerning self-care and resiliency to
first responders, so they are better prepared for
the stressors this type of employment can bring
into a person’s life, as well as their loved ones.

ABOUT NYCOLE

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As an EMCA graduate with an Honours Bachelor of Education in Adult Education from Brock University, a Master’s Degree in Learning and Technology from Royal Roads University, a Mental Health First Aid Instructor with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Nycole Harding brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role in education, awareness and self care. 

 

Nycole graduated the EMCA program in 1989 and worked part-time for several services including Parkview (a private service) whilst continuing her career as an emergency dispatcher.  Having spent two decades in the dispatching world as the Communications Officer/Supervisor with Georgian CACC (15 years) and the Communications Training Officer with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (5 years), Nycole left the field to pursue her true passion – a career in teaching.  She then began what would be a 14-year career as the program coordinator and professor at Seneca College.

 

 

As the first coordinator and professor in the field of dispatching at Seneca, Nycole was instrumental in the development and running of the 911 and Emergency Services Communications Program.  Nycole also coordinated Seneca’s Police Foundations and Forensic Investigative Studies (post-graduate) programs. She was also influential in the development of a national charity's psychological first aid training program that has been offered to more than 1,000 first responders and mental health professionals since its inception. 

 

Nycole is friendly and approachable with a contagious sense of humour!  She is an avid hiker, a lover of nature and the outdoors, a hobby photographer, and “Gramma Extraordinaire” who calls both BC and Ontario home. With a fresh outlook on life and self-care, she is thrilled to be following her heart by giving back to the community and using her years of experience and education.