Our Team - growing since 2016

Emma Kenney


With almost 20 years of successful international business ownership in England and France, Emma is now the proud co-owner of GAIN Learning Centre Inc. Having immigrated to Canada in 2009, Emma has since worked as an instructor therapist, become certified as an Early Childhood Educator (ECE),  supported approximately 500 Niagara College students each year as the Placement Officer for the ECE program as well as teaching part-time. Most recently Emma  graduated from Athabasca University and worked as Academic Advisor for nine Community Service programs at Niagara College supporting over 1000 students each term. Emma is responsible for business administration and financial operations.

Karen Manuel

M.ADS, BCBA Director

Karen has over 10 years of consulting with ASD School Support Programs and Autism Ontario supporting schools and parents as they navigated the world of ASD. Karen is now the proud co-owner of GAIN Learning Centre Inc. Most recently Karen has worked at Niagara College supporting approximately 200 students each year as the Placement Officer for the Educational Assistant-Special Needs Support (EA-SNS) program and Autism Behavioural Science (ABS) graduate program as well as teaching part-time within the ABS program.

Karen is responsible for clinical coordination and operations.

Team of STs

Senior Therapists

Karen Edwards, M.Ed

Suzy Carey, M.Ed

Keira Alcock, M.A. ADs

Krista Noguchi, M.A. ADs

Brittany Davy, M.A. ADs, BCBA

Team of ITs

Instructor Therapists

A team of experienced ITs holding applicable qualifications to provide optimal service.

Yearly police clearance reviews. 
Education qualifications that match government expectations specific for ABA program needs. 
Ongoing supervision and training provided for all staff. 

Training Facility for College/University Practicum Students

Annually we open our doors at the request of Universities and Colleges within Ontario to host individuals as they work to complete necessary education credentials as they strive to obtain professional positions within the ABA community.

Current partners include although are not limited to:

Brock University 

Niagara College

Mohawk College

Fanshawe College

Seneca College

Algonquin College

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