Bill Sparks is current Professor PL Humber College and Professor PT Centennial College: Post Graduate Certificate Programs, International Development Studies. He is a certified member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and a registered member (MSW,RSW) of the Ontario College of Social Workers. He is an ASIST Trained safeTALK Trainer and a Compassion Fatigue Specialist trained in CF Education & ARP Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Bill is a veteran civil society organization executive director skilled in capacity building and the Retired Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Ontario with over twenty years at JHSO. He is Past Program Coordinator Management Advisory Service (MAS) and their current Practice Lead in NFP Governance; and a Past Board President of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation, Past Board Treasurer of CUSO. Current Board Member and Past President of Defence for Children International – Canada Section; the Current Board Chair Diyaalo International Canada-Nepal, and Past Board Member Canadian Feed the Children. Current Volunteer at Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and CMHA-Toronto.
Areas of expertise include teaching, training, counsellor supervision, agency and staff Compassion Fatigue education, resilience and recovery. His continuing interest is the integration of the clinical, organizational and international in holistic inclusive human development.