Specialists in supporting companies and service providers with skills to succeed at becoming inclusive leaders in their industry
Through lived experience and unique skill sets, our team of professionals are about championing policies for inclusion and inspiring diversity awareness and acceptance through support and educational programs; including helping community members navigate their way successfully to the correct supports around issues of gender diversity and sexual orientation.
Simply Good Form Consultancy is based in K’jipuktuk (Halifax) in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia), the traditional and unceded territory of the M’ikmaq people. Settlers and the M’ikmaq have lived in this territory under the provisions of the Peace and Friendship Treaties since 1760 and 1772. We are all treaty people in Mi’kma’ki.
Our certified programs are international.
Hi! I'm Cynthia Sweeney (she/her)
I am cis and I am straight. Why am I here educating about LGBTQ2+ inclusion and breaking heteronormative and cisnormative practices?
Inclusion is everyone's business. I draw from professional and lived experience and non-profit work. I recognize thoughtful conversations and dynamic action are the foundation for inspiring change necessary to fill the gaps in education and dismantle systemic prejudice and bias that is woven within our communities.
As a storyteller and community writer I am inspired by peoples stories - and I listening fully.
I've a background in children's television and film industry development, journalism and consulting and gained 20+ years experience working in client service and production. I hold a degree in Journalism from King's College and a Social Science degree from University of Western Ontario. Since 2018 I lead Pflag Halifax and proudly co-facilitate multiple support groups for parents and caregivers of trans and gender creative children. I am WPATH certified and educated in gender studies.
Cynthia is co-host of the podcast Hey, Cis! and author of the children's inclusive story, The Pink Balloon. As a public speaker, Cynthia regularly participates in symposiums and is Vice Chair on the Board with Lunenburg PRIDE.
Hi! I'm Isaac (he/they)
Isaac is a Trans, Queer, Non-Binary person with a passion for making change. Throughout his life living within Nova Scotia, Isaac experienced first-hand the lack of accessibility and safe spaces for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals. Through volunteering with PFlag Halifax, facilitating his high school's Gender Sexuality Alliance and being a guest speaker at various schools, CBC Radio and various newspapers- he dedicates his time to supporting LGBTQ+ youth, adults, and families all over the globe.
With a degree in Linguistics and Criminology, Isaac brings a diverse background of both professional and personal experience to the team. As a social scientist with five years of communications experience, he found himself often working alongside cis-white men within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries. He challenges this ‘traditional workforce’ by promoting policies and programs on inclusion and intersectionality, focusing on uplifting LGBTQ+ and BIPOC voices.
Outside of his work within the LGBTQ+ community, Isaac enjoys cooking, travelling, astrology and hanging out with his dog Aspen, and cat Kiwi.
Isaac is co-host of the podcast Hey, Cis!
Hello! I'm BriAnna Simons (she/her)
BriAnna Simons, B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W. is a Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping children and families improve their emotional health and strengthen relationships. BriAnna joins our Inclusion Team as an informed and engaging educator around working with children and families who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming/gender creative, or non-binary.
Her advocacy endeavours in the community, to bring awareness, support, and affirmation to transgender children and youth, along with her specialized training through the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy and incorporating Child and Play Based Therapies as her primary area of practice make her a valuable member of our team.
BriAnna’s clinical social work practice is governed by the Canadian Association of Social Workers and the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers.
BriAnna also proudly serves as a Board Director with PRIDE Lunenburg and is co-author of the inclusive children's story, The Pink Balloon.
Hello! I'm Jamie Maher (she/her)
I am a queer Mi'kmaq woman living and working in Halifax. I've worked in Child Protection for the past 5 years in Nova Scotia and Labrador. I recently completed my Masters of Social Work and had the opportunity to do a lot of research and work with diversity, equity, and inclusion.
I've enjoyed volunteering with Halifax PRIDE and the Halifax friendship center.
Fun fact about me! Before gaining my masters and social work degrees I completed a diploma and worked as a carpenter. I am new to kayaking and an avid nature lover, feeling at home around open water.
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