Catherine began working at the Windsor-Essex Child/Youth Advocacy Centre in June 2023 and holds a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Victoria and a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor. Catherine has several years of experience working with children, youth and families including working in child welfare and children’s mental health. Catherine has also worked with adults in early recovery from substance use and completed an internship with the Victoria Area Parole Office.
Catherine believes that throughout their journey in life, children should feel well supported and be provided with a safe, comfortable environment to develop and grow. Catherine believes that the Windsor-Essex Child/Youth Advocacy Centre is an essential service in our community, and with community collaboration and trauma-informed care children have a place to come to tell their story where they are treated with compassion, respect and empathy and the healing journey can begin. Catherine is a mother and someone who loves the therapeutic value of nature, animals and art.