About

We use current, best practice research in the field of youth development, social work, adventure therapy and experiential education to ensure that programs are safe, engaging, meaningful and challenging. We design programs that incorporate our core values, and themes from the participants’ daily lives and agency defined therapeutic goals and aspirations for their groups. This includes (but is not limited to): leadership development, character building, positive peer, family, and/or staff relationships, group cohesion, and coping strategies.

+ Staff +

Lise Brown, BRS, MSW
Momenta Facilitator and Owner.
Lise began her career at camps in Manitoba as an outdoor educator and guide. In 2006, Momenta was founded to meet a need in Manitoba to provide year-round, accessible therapeutic adventure programming that meets best practice and is research-based. Lise completed a Bachelor of Recreation in 2001, a Masters of Social Work in 2007 at the University of Manitoba, a Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy in 2012, and the Forest School Practitioner training in 2015. Lise combines these areas of practice to provide clinical direction, facilitate groups and counsel individuals both in urban and wilderness environments with a focus on physical and emotional safety, successful participation, fun, meaningful activity and group cohesion. Lise also sits on the boards of Manitoba Green Retrofit and the Association for Experiential Education.
For more information on group or individual counselling please visit:  Ms. Lise Brown’s profile

Sara Harrison
Momenta Facilitator and Owner
Sara completed her undergraduate in Criminology with her research focus in wilderness therapy, completed the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training and the Applied Counseling Program at the University of Manitoba. Sara specializes in leading remote and urban therapeutic adventure programs that provide opportunities for participants to learn about themselves through positive risk taking. Sara has a special interest in creating safe space, relationship building, leadership development and behaviour management.

Krista Law
Momenta Manager
Krista graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2002 with a double major in History and English. After 15 years working in the private business sector and using her vacation time to do community work Krista left this field to begin working in the non-profit sector where she worked as the Director of Programming. Krista has worked part time for Momenta since 2006 as Food Services Manager, Book Keeper and Administrative Assistant. In 2013 Krista joined the Momenta team full time as the Manager. She combines the values of community development with strong business acumen to offer specialized administrative support.

+ Qualifications +

Lise Brown and Sara Harrison draw upon their past 15 years of experience in youth work, outdoor education, social work practice, research, and workshop facilitation to train and supervise all Momenta staff. All staff members receive training in the Momenta core values and participate in a mentorship program prior to implementing their own programs.

We are proud to provide employment for a team of hard working, dedicated individuals that have the following assets and skills:

  • Food Handlers Certificate
  • Class 4 Drivers License
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Lifesaving Skills and/or Instructor
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid Certification and/or Instructor
  • Paddle Canada certifications and/or Instructors
  • Alpine Club of Canada Belayers and Instructor
  • CANSI Level One Instructor
  • National Lifeguard Service Certification
  • Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training Program
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification
  • Criminal record checks and child abuse registry checks
  • Reclaiming Youth Network Training
  • Bachelor and Master degrees in related fields including social work, education, conflict resolution, outdoor leadership, recreation, counseling, and community development.

We take pride in mentoring program participants who are interested in outdoor education and youth work to progress into volunteer and staff positions with our organization.

+ History +

Momenta: Experience. Discover. Grow.
Founded in 2006

Lise Brown and Sara Harrison co-founded Momenta to meet a need of providing year-round, accessible therapeutic adventure programming that meets best practice and is research-based. Momenta was registered as a partnership with the Province of Manitoba Companies office.

Momenta clients include; youth serving agencies, First Nations, new Canadians, youth in conflict, youth in care, youth with medical and/or behavioural diagnoses, and staff teams that work with these groups.