Trish has worked in the field of family support for almost fifteen years, starting out in a local Toy Library and growing and evolving right along with it. Her interest in family support and community development grew from her own parenting experiences in an activist community. Working in an Early Years Program that is part of a Community Health Centre has enabled her to appreciate the work we do within the context of the social determinants of health.
Trish has been a long time member of the Metro Association of Family Resource Programs. As a founding member of Family Supports Institute Ontario she has learned to look at family support work in an even broader perspective and has developed a real respect for her rural and northern colleagues. She has also worked with FRP Canada as a member of the e-Valuation development team…….and of course, has regularly attended FRP Canada’s bi-annual conferences. Trish is looking forward to the opportunity to promote the family support field across the country.
• Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – York University, Toronto
• Family Support Certificate - Ryerson University
Awarded the 2005 Ryerson Gold Medal, Continuing Education Division