PERSONAL BIO & EXTERNSHIP


"Life is the only real counsellor; [Providing] wisdom, unfiltered through personal experiences."
(Edith Wharton – adapted)


 

Personal Bio:

Empowering Self and Others To Rise Above.

Rev. Sky Starr multi-functions as: A Minister, Marriage and Family Therapist, Grief Therapist, Life Coach, Educator, Community Advocate, Community Engagement Coordinator/Executive Director & CAO (Jane/Finch), wife and mother of two.

Professional History:

Drawing from her personal and professional experiences as Teacher, Nurse, and business owner, Rev. Starr facilitates individuals and companies in a diversified, tailored capacity as Therapist, Life Coach, Educator and Consultant. She has proven dedication to her professions, the business sector and family community.

Clients include: Schools, Churches, Groups, Community Centres and private organizations.


Professional Association:

Staff - BFO: Executive Director (and CAO) Out Of Bounds: Grief Support (Jane/Finch)

Rev. Starr holds existing, good-standing Membership with the following:

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (A.A.M.F.T), associate membership - Certification pending.
  • Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (O.A.M.F.T).
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).
  • Anchor Ministerial Fellowship - Certified Pastoral Counsellor (CPC).

 

Academic Accreditation:

A native Grenadian, with a General Certificate in Education, and a Teacherís degree from the University of Cambridge, (London, England), Rev. Starr pursued a Nursing career at Ontario School of Nursing and George Brown College, where she excelled in that field for over eighteen (18) years. Furthering her education, the reverend attended Tyndale University College and Seminary where she attained her Bachelorís Degree in Theology and Masterís Degree in Counselling.



Work Ethics:

Empowering others from a holistic trans-cultural perspective, Rev. Starrís aim is to help improve the work performance of all those she encounters, helping to develop authentic communication skills, increased professional, personal and spiritual satisfaction.



Community Involvement: (present)

Co-Chair: Parent Council – Westview Centennial Secondary School.


Vice President: Tyndale University College & Seminary Alumni Association


Volunteer: Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO) – On Steering Committee for Indigenous Knowledge study; Grief Workshops; Focus Group Organizer/Facilitator.


Jane/Finch:

Street-Involved Youth Issues Coalition (SIYIC); Youth Justice Program; Mall Security Advocate; Community Centre Consultant, (Therapist, Educator).

Board Member: Caring Village: Promoting Excellence Program



York Region:

Board member: Social Planning Council. (Moderator: Community forums)



Etobicoke:

Kairos Facilitator for Anti-poverty workshops (churches, communities)

Please see our contact page to book a consultation with Sky Starr.