Welcome to Goodman, McDougall & Associates Ltd. and The Learning SanctuaryTM.

We believe that working can be a great experience, one that allows staff to meet their needs, fulfill the organization’s goals and contribute to society.

Our part of that experience is to offer total rewards and process facilitation consulting – and we’ve being providing these services since 1991

We are Gervais Goodman, and Janice McDougall, HTCP.

Our home-based business has been powered by wind generated electricity since 2007. Go to Bullfrog Power to see how your home or business can be too.

The Learning SanctuaryTM is a vision, natural place and space to explore connectivity. It is a space to gather, co-create sustainable futures and build communities. It is our space for living and working where we stop for “critters” and take time to observe and appreciate our surroundings.


Janice McDougall, HTCP

Janice has over 30 years of Human Resource expertise in a wide variety of sectors.

Her practice areas include role reviews, job (re)design, internal and external compensation equity reviews and process facilitation with an emphasis on inclusive, appreciative processes.

Janice was awarded the Human Resources Institute of Alberta’s 2003 Award of Distinction for her leadership role in moving the profession forward.

Janice held the Certified Professional in Human Resources designation from 1993 to 2017 and is now a CPHR – Ret through CPHR – Alberta.

She is certified as a Healing Touch Practitioner (HTCP) through Healing Touch Program (accredited through the NCAA) and has held certification through Energy Medicine (CEMP) through Energy Medicine Partnerships, Inc.

Volunteer activities

Current: Advisory Council Member, Sheep River Health Trust (2015 – ); Board Member, The Pembina Foundation (2011 – ); Volunteer, RDLUC Healing Team (2009 – ); Advisory Group Member, Bio-Inspired Design Community (2009 – ).

Past: Trustee, Board Secretary and Chair, Governance Committee, Sheep River Health Trust (2012 – ); Past President of the Board, The Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development (2008 – 2009); President of the Board, The Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development (2006 – 2008); Board Member, The Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education (2007 – 2008); Board Member, The Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development (2004 – 2009); Founding member and Past President, Foothills Land Trust (2003 – 2007); Member, Compensation Committee, Anglican Diocese of Calgary (2002 – 2004); Board Member, The Alliance for Capitalizing on Change (2001 – 2002); Steering Committee Member, Creating Tomorrow Foundation (2002 – 2003); Committee Member, Sustainable Futures by Design Conference 2002 (2000 – 2002); Committee Member, Alberta HR Conference 2000 (1998 – 2000); Director, Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System of Canada (1998 – 2007); Director, Human Resources Association of Calgary (1995 – 1997).

Gervais Goodman

Gervais has many years of successful consulting and corporate HR experience specializing in compensation and appreciative facilitation.

He is also an accomplished nature and wildlife photographer and uses his images in his facilitation work as well as making them available in cards and other media. Some of his images may be found on Instagram under gervaisgoodman.

Gervais held the Certified Professional in Human Resources designation from 1993 to 2017 and is now a CPHR – Ret through CPHR – Alberta.

He has expertise in, and a passion for, Appreciative Inquiry work. He also holds Bachelor of Commerce equivalency from the UK and attended Bath University where he received a postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Administration – Labour Relations.

He has published both compensation and Appreciative Inquiry articles and has spoken and attended many workshops and conferences in these areas.

His 30+ years of corporate and consulting experience has been augmented by active participation in a number of national and international professional associations. He has presented at a variety of seminars, is past Chair of the Mount Royal College Human Resources Advisory Committee, past member of the Municipal District of Foothills Environment Committee, served on the executive of the Calgary Chapter and as the National Treasurer of the Strategic Capability Network. He is the Past Chair of the Board of the The Leighton Foundation.


We are located in Southern Alberta, Canada.

Phone: +1 403 931 2779

E-mail: gma at gmaltd.com