Stephanie is of Aboriginal Descendent and currently is working with the Metis Nation of Ontario as the Regional Coordinator for Victim Services.
Stephanie holds a four-year honors degree in Criminal Justice, and three diplomas, one in Addictions from McMaster University, Cambrian College, as a Child and Youth Worker and the University of Toronto for Counselling.
Stephanie currently sits on the Canadian National Aboriginal Advisory Committee with the RCMP for policing representing Ontario.
Stephanie also recently has been chosen by her fellow board members to represent the CACCF at the International level for addiction and mental health credentialing with the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium
In conjunction with her educational background, Stephanie has attained many certificates relating to this position. She is proficient with trauma informed practices as they relate to all diverse populations.
Throughout twenty-five years of experience Stephanie has worked in the hospital inpatient and outpatient setting to service individuals experiencing mental health and addiction issues.
Stephanie sits on committees that address areas of homelessness, legal issues, addictions, and trauma, along with counselling over twenty-five years utilizing Evidence Based Treatment practices.
Stephanie currently also works under the Ministry of Attorney General with her CACCF Certifications accepted to counsel individuals that are referred by Victim Services.
Stephanie is an International and Canadian Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, and a Canadian Indigenous Addiction Counsellor, along with serving on the board of directors with the Canadian Addictions Counsellors Certification Federation .