KWIC + TRACKS Joint Bachelor of Social Work Placement Student

Hi, my name is Kim (she/her) and I’m a fourth-year Bachelor of Social Work placement student with KWIC working under the START program.  I have been a settler in the Nogojiwanong area for more than 20 years.  Through my studies in both social work and Indigenous courses, I have become passionate about finding ways as a settler to engage with Indigenous people and communities in ways that are giving, invited or reciprocal rather than the extractive, unwanted and exploitative ways my forebears have done.  I completed my third-year placement at Sage and Sunshine Culture-Based School and learned a lot about being an ally for Indigenous people.  I am also very passionate about studying gender-based violence, its causes and its correlates.

I am a single mother of four kiddos and was a stay-at-home parent for ten years before coming to Trent to study Social Work.  I enjoy anything that allows me to be on the water, especially paddle boarding and kayaking with my dog.  As a family we love camping, hiking and going out for donuts together.