Global Citizenship

Educate and Inspire With World Renowned Keynote Speaker, Humanitarian and Mental Health First Aid Instructor Debbie Bodkin

We all have a story

As a human rights investigator working for multiple world renowned organizations, Debbie Bodkin witnessed countless stories of human resilience and strength in the face of horrific circumstances.

Debbie brings 20+ years of experience as a police officer and international human rights investigator to every workshop, keynote and presentation. 

What results is a powerful and memorable presentation that educates and inspires audiences to value their freedom, create change and take responsibility as global citizens. 


We have a responsibility

Debbie served her community as a police officer for 24 years and thought she was doing her part to make the world a better place. Then her police service seconded her to Kosovo to work as a Scenes of Crimes Officer. Suddenly Debbie realized there was a lot more that she should be doing outside the safe and wealthy country of Canada. 

This resulted in Debbie travelling extensively to areas including Chad, Sudan, Rwanda and Bangladesh, where she worked with victims and witnesses of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide. 

What she experienced changed her profoundly and led her to speak out, to convince others that as human beings we all have a responsibility to do our part, in some way, to improve our world and the lives of those less fortunate. 

Debbie brings stories of hope, resilience and strength in the face of tremendous circumstances and helps her audience gain a new perspective of their role and responsibility as a global citizen. 

Debbie's International Experiences

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Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Inspire With Debbie

Global Citizenship Workshops

Debbie offers half and full day workshops tailored to the specific needs of your organization. Explore the mental health topics listed below and contact Debbie to design a custom workshop to meet the goals of your organization.

Global Citizenship Keynote

Looking for a dynamic, experienced and knowledgeable keynote speaker? Debbie Bodkin's own stories as a human rights investigator will move your audience, raise awareness and create powerful change in the culture of your organization.

Global Citizenship

Training and Presentation Topics
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Global Citizenship

What does it mean to be a global citizen? How can our actions right here in Canada impact individuals around the world?  In this dynamic and captivating presentation, Debbie Bodkin shares her collection of stories from her experiences in Kosovo, Sudan, Rwanda, Darfur and Canada. A passionate activist, Debbie has witnessed the impact that one person can make in the world and encourages her audience to examine their own role as a global citizen.

"Believing that within you is the ability to change the world,
is the first step to making a difference."

– Dan Waldschmidt

How it Works



Book Debbie

Debbie motivates and equips audiences with critical skills to recognize the humanity of neighbours, coworkers and strangers. Her one of kind experiences and expert storytelling captivate any audience. Contact Debbie today to request her inspiring services for your next event.


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Custom Presentation

Debbie will create a custom experience based on the needs of your organization, school or business. Topics will be catered to the specific needs of the audience and can be presented in a range of formats including workshops, keynote address and Mental Health First Aid Certification.


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Inspire Change

Your organization, school or business will be inspired to take action and create change. Leave equipped with valuable skills: mental health awareness and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a global citizen.

Are you ready to inspire change and end the stigma?

Inspire action through workshops, keynotes and training sessions designed to meet the specific needs of your organization and help your audience develop, grow and advance their skills and perspectives.