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Psychotherapy∙Coaching∙ Consulting


Hustle Heal Motivate: Speaking & Consulting

Psychotherapist, Registered Social Worker 

Master of Public Policy, Admin & Law, B.A., Certified Professional Coach



Guest Speaking & Lecturing

I have been public speaking and guest lecturing in various settings for well over a decade on such topics; human rights, social policy, sex work policy in Canada, drug policy and the impacts of the drug war, drug overdose prevention, harm reduction, healthy sexuality, sex-positive parenting and many more topics. I have a passionate & powerful voice and am continuously invited to speak on forums and panels, and often invited to sit at tables with politicians, policymakers, educators, and city counsellors, alongside other influential citizens to share my knowledge and expertise.  

I continue to guest lecture in university settings several times per year for an award-winning course, Homelessness in Canadian Society at x (Ryerson) and for a Masters Criminology course. I have also presented as a keynote speaker at conferences with over a thousand people present. I love captivating and educating audiences by sharing my life’s work and expertise with others. 

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Arlene is a regular speaker in my classes and is nothing shy of a powerhouse of a human being.  Without any degree of hyperbole, if you book her as a guest speaker, prepare for her to not only engage your mind but impact your very core.  She is a powerful disruptor of many social norms that demand critique and has the capacity to address difficult topics while not leaving you ungrounded.  Arlene embodies great integrity, strength and conviction and can provide a holistic, while deeply impassioned, perspective on a variety of critical issues.


Pascal Murphy | Instructor, Ryerson University

Speaking Engagements 

Nopoli podcast (2021)

Zae Link Episode 1 & 22 (2021 & 2020)

Keep6ix Instagram Live (2020)

X (Ryerson) Guest Speaker in Masters in Social Justice and Criminology Program (2021)

X (Ryerson) Homelessness in Canadian Society Guest Lecturer (2017-present)

Gaining Ground Toronto Public Health Expert Presenter (2013- 2017)

Ryerson Social Work Conference Social Work meets Sex Work Conference - Panel Speaker (2015)

International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers (2016) - Peel Region, ON

International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers (Keynote Speaker) (2015) - Toronto, ON

Harm Reduction 101 Presenter, Toronto Public Health (2013- 2015)

Toronto Harm Reduction Workers Forum (2014)

OPSUE Women’s Committee Panel Speaker (2013)

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (2013) - Sault Ste Marie, ON

Building Inclusive Communities with Sex Workers (2013) - Sudbury, ON


I offer consultations for anyone who is interested in discussing business strategies, collaborating, pitching ideas, or wants to pick my brain on my many areas of expertise. These are usually one-time sessions unless otherwise agreed upon for short-term projects.  

Consulting Projects: 

Court case on Criminalization (2021)

Expert Consultant: television series about sex work (2021)

Peel Sex Worker’s Needs Assessment (2017)

Documentary for and By Sex Workers (2016) York University

North American Regional Consultant on PrEP (2016) NSWP

North American Regional Consultant on PrEP (2014) NSWP

Harm Reduction Peer Manual (2013)



I have experience in facilitating workshops on various topics related to my expertise. I am presently facilitating a three-part series on parenting, sex, drugs and harm reduction for parents of adolescents. I love facilitating workshops as that gift me the opportunity to educate while building stronger communities.  

Sex and Drugs 3 Part Series: Parenting conversations with Arleney Jane (2021) Christie Ossington Neighborhood Centre 


If you have an upcoming project and are seeking an expert to consult with, an experienced speaker or passionate facilitator contact me and let’s Hustle Heal Motivate together see what we can create! 

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