Rotaract Welcomes Cindy Blackstock!

You read that correctly. Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be our guest speaker next Sunday, October 29.

Cindy Blackstock (PhD) is not only the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada but, she is also a Professor at the School of Social Work at McGill University. Currently, she is pushing the federal government to follow through with a ruling from 2016 to provide equitable funding for child and family services on reserves.

Dr. Cindy Blackstock is a member of the Gitksan First Nation with 25 years of social work experience in child protection and Indigenous children’s rights. She is a highly sought after public speaker (making us all the more grateful that she is speaking at our next meeting!!!) with over 50 publications to her name.

Do you know anyone else with this many Academic Credentials?

PhD (Social Work) – University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (2009)

Doctor of Letters (Honorary) -Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC (2015)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC (2012)

Doctor of Iyiniw Kiskeyihtamowinq Asonamakew (Passing Knowledge on) – Blue Quills First Nations University (2016)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – University of Saskatchewan (2016)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – Western University (2016)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – Waterloo University (2016)

Doctor of Letters (Honorary) – Mount Saint Vincent University (2016)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – University of Winnipeg (2017)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – Ryerson University (2017)

Doctor of Laws (Honorary) – Osgoode Law School (2017)

Master Degree (Management) – McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (2003)

Master of Jurisprudence – Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois (2016)

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (1987)

Affectionately known as the mother to 163,000 children by the Toronto Star, you do not want to miss out on the opportunity to meet this incredible person!

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