About


Trust Communications is an instructional design company, combining curriculum development expertise with creativity and tech skills. Since 2001, we have worked with respected brands to create more than 100 online and blended learning courses and certificate programs.

We offer end-to-end services, including analysis, research, curriculum development, technical design, project management, sustainability solutions, and staff support. We specialize in working with non-profit organizations to create educational initiatives that can be scaled for national and international audiences.

Each project is unique with its own objectives and challenges – there may be diverse audiences, multiple stakeholders, competing demands, and tight timelines. You need a vendor-partner you can trust to ask the right questions, provide creative options, and work collaboratively to create effective learning solutions. We would be honored to work with your organization. Please contact us.



Services



Here are a few recent projects we are proud of…

  • Canadian Diversity Initiative

    Online Social Enterprise

    This collaborative platform presents online courses from respected Canadian organizations. We are the Instructional Design partner for each offering and manage all elements of promotion, technical support, and e-commerce. The CDI launched Sept 2015. In response to demand, the American Diversity Initiative launched Jan 2017.

  • Community Living Attendant Training

    Blended Learning

    Spinal Cord Injury Alberta has led the development of the Community Living Attendant Training Program. Our services have included consultation, instructional design, and project management. Launching in 2017, the completed program includes 15+ ELearning modules and practical skills training and will offer participants national certification.

  • LGBT Diversity Training

    ELearning

    We are honoured to partner with The Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to develop LGBT Training Online. Education is a key component in supporting inclusive, respectful workplaces. This innovative training allows organizations, regardless of size, industry, or location, to educate 100% of their workforce, setting a benchmark with curriculum from a respected brand.

  • PCL Construction

    ELearning

    Creating a safe and healthy work environment is part of PCL’s dynamic culture. We worked with OHS staff to transition existing training materials into customized ELearning modules. Designed for corporate functionality, content, images, audio, and learning exercises, are all easily updated, and responsive design allows off-site workers to train using a tablet or smartphone.

  • Indigenous Cultural Awareness

    ELearning

    We are proud to work with The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute of Canada, providing instructional design expertise to help them share their knowledge and insights about Canada’s Indigenous Peoples with learners. This course aligns with training objectives identified in the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action (2015) and is in-use by governments and corporations.

  • Wastewater Management Training

    ELearning and Blended Learning

    WWOTC is a world leader in water and wastewater operational training. Our challenge is to develop engaging online courses that simplify complex processes, formulas, and math calculations. This multi-phase project will transition WWOTCs 150+ accredited courses into online and blended programs for national and international audiences.

  • Canada Sport For Life

    ELearning

    We are working with Canada Sport for Life to develop Physical Literacy Online. When completed, this highly interactive program will be in-use by sport and recreational organizations and schools across Canada, providing national audiences with the training necessary to adopt and implement CS4L principles.





CEO & Founder


Kim Scaravelli, B.A., B.Ed., is an educator, professional writer, and ELearning expert. She has 25+ years of business experience and serves on the National Advisory Committee of WBE Canada. Kim brings academic expertise, creativity, and practical collaborative skills to each project, working with staff, subject-matter experts, and key stakeholders to create a learning experience that matches both the vision of the client and the expectation of the learner.



STAFF & ASSOCIATES


Sara Phelan
Director, Business Development
Nicole Brunt
Office Administrator
Tara Migel
Graphic Designer
David Bannerman
Audio and Technical Engineer
Zoe Beynon-MacKinnon
Research Assistant
Rachael Scaravelli
Intern, Marketing, Media & Communications
David Strong
Accountant & Financial Advisor
Corinne Boudreau
Lawyer & Legal Advisor





Here are some of the respected organizations we have had the privilege of working with.

Safety Services Canada
Safe Communities Canada
Just Us Coffee
Aquatera Utilities
St John’s Ambulance
PCL Construction
Aquachek
Tim Horton’s Canada
Precision Biologic
CLAC
I.H.S.A
NavCanada
I.L.D.I
Momentum IT Group
Province of NS
ORHMA
RentSmart BC
SCI Alberta
Saskatchewan Sport
Aware Nova Scotia
Ontario Hockey Assn
Northern College
Yukon College
CGLCC
Efficiency Nova Scotia
WWOTC
Sport For Life
Hawktree Solutions


“Kim is a highly motivated and skilled instructional designer with in-depth knowledge of E-learning. The knowledge, professionalism and creativity of Trust Communications has served us well in the efforts to educate members about how to use online training as a compliance management system.”
- Jackie Norman, President & CEO, Safety Services Nova Scotia –

“Kim is an exceptional person, focused on outcomes and relentlessly committed to succeeding with any challenge that she faces. She is proactive by nature, possesses superior writing skills, and communicates intelligently and clearly as she pursues her objectives. She and her team not only work hard and smart, but also at a pace that is well beyond the norm. I would not hesitate, ever, to work with or recommend Trust Communications to others. ”
- Paul Kells, Founder, Safe Communities Canada –



“Momentum IT Group has used Trust Communications for over a decade for instructional design services as well as project consultation and project management. The team at Trust Communications can be relied upon to provide creative, practical solutions for our clients, gained by taking the time to understand the unique needs of key stakeholders. We continue to appreciate their passion, energy, professionalism and the output of their services.”
- Will MacKeen, Managing Partner, Momentum IT Group –

“Trust Communications has been a great and valued resource throughout the entire process of reviewing our existing core safety training requirements. Following the review, they have been committed to revising and developing our core safety training programs into on-line training modules. We wish to thank Kim and her team for their assistance, dedication and commitment , and we look forward in utilizing their experience, expertise and knowledge in future endeavors.”
- Steve McKibbon, District Health Safety and Environment Supervisor at PCL Construction –



“Kim brings an amazing energy and ‘can do’ approach to developing curriculum that meets the needs of our very different learners. I appreciated her willingness to work with us to translate our vision into something that would work for a learning environment that we were unfamiliar with--- she was a great mentor and instructional designer!”
- Kristie Fairholm Mader, Executive Director, Ready-To-Rent BC –

Contact Us

2520 Poplar Street, Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada, B3L 2Y8
Phone: 902-221-0256
Office Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm ADT

info@trustcommunications.ca

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