I have been a sessional faculty member in the Human Services Program since 2013. I have had the priviledge of teaching many different courses in the program, particularly within the Social Service Worker Diploma. My professional background includes many years of direct social work practice with individuals and families, as well as ten years of non-profit management experience as the executive director of a community agency. I facilitated mental health training workshops for nine years and have co-facilitated several specialized programs for the prevention of gender based violence.
As a social worker and counsellor, much of my work has been with women with lived experience of gender based violence and trauma, as well as individuals and families struggling with poverty and marginalization. Many of the women I worked with live with the personal or intergenerational effects of residential school and systemic discrimination.
I appreciate working with students who are eager to learn and work in the field of social services. I feel honoured to be able to share my knowledge and experience.