top of page

Lianne MacGregor





Master of Arts (Pastoral Care) – Fordham University

Master in Education (Counseling) – University of Ottawa

Bachelor of Education – University of Ottawa, magna cum laude

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Criminology) – Carleton University


Professional Experience

Recovery Life Coach:

  • Accomplished in supporting clients achieve constructive resolution and/or ongoing management of complex life challenges including addiction, separation/divorce, remarriage and step-parenting, work issues, self-care, and healing the wounded soul.

  • Teach and mentor coach trainees in International Coach Federation-accredited recovery coach training program (Crossroads Recovery Coaching).


Pastoral Care:

  • Experienced pastoral care-giver, skilled at supporting care-receivers in their ability to process challenging life issues through the lens of a nurturing, dynamic and resourceful Christian faith.  


Substance Abuse Treatment:

  • Worked for a decade in the substance abuse treatment field as a front-line counselor, educator/trainer, and senior executive tasked with the development, implementation, and evaluation of a Canada-wide evidence-based workforce strategy for substance abuse treatment professionals.  Specific accomplishments include:

    • Developed and delivered the first treatment group for problem gamblers in the province of Ontario (Rideauwood Addiction Treatment Institute).

    • Oversaw the development of web-based education and training opportunities for substance abuse professionals (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse).

    • Led the development and implementation of technical and behavioral competencies for Canada’s substance abuse treatment workforce (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse).

    • Founded and co-chaired a national advisory group on best practices in substance abuse treatment, bringing together senior decision-makers from more than 20 government and non-government organizations at the national and provincial/territorial levels (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse).



  • Worked for twelve years in the adult literacy field, teaching, training teachers, developing curriculum, managing programs, and overseeing the creation of workplace-related literacy programs and resources (Ottawa-Carleton Board of Education; English Literacy Council of Montreal; Ontario Ministry of Colleges, Universities and Training). 


Criminal Justice:

  • Worked for six years as a federal parole officer, monitoring offenders on conditional release and facilitating linkages with essential community-based services including employment, education/training, housing, mental health, and addiction treatment (Correctional Services Canada).

© 2019 Lianne MacGregor

bottom of page