ADRIO - Section Meeting: Workplace

ADRIO - Section Meeting: Workplace

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Keeping your personal boundaries and staying neutral in the face of conflict:

Perspectives from a Metis Elder case manager, and former forensic psychiatric outreach worker


We are so very pleased to host Senator Constance Simmonds – a respected and accomplished trauma worker who has developed powerful strategies for maintaining a supportive, neutral space in the face of conflict. Constance has spent nearly 40 years providing support and case management services to high trauma communities across the country. Through her stories of her experience, she’ll offer insights and strategies for how to keep your personal boundaries as mediator, negotiator, conflict coach or support worker.

Constance is one of the Founding Elders of the Indigenous Advisory Council for the Law Society of Upper Canada, and sits as an Elder with councils at the University of Toronto, Centennial College, and the First Nations School. Her biography outlines more completely her significant experience and accomplishments.






Constance is a proud Metis woman from Treaty Six Territories of Northern Saskatchewan with Cree and Scottish heritage. She carries Cree teachings in her Sacred Bundle and is a pipe carrier.


For almost four decades, Constance has been a counsellor and case manager in addictions, mental health and trauma outreach, both in B.C. and Ontario. She has provided forensic psychiatric outreach in Vancouver’s downtown East Side and in Kelowna, BC. She currently works at Native Child and Family Services providing concurrent disorder case management for adults.


Constance is one of the Founding Elders of the Indigenous Advisory Council for the Law Society of Upper Canada, sits on the Elders Council at University of Toronto, on the Indigenous Education Council for Centennial College, and is an Elder for the Faculty of Law at U of T. Constance also participates as an Elder for The First Nations School. She recently retired as a Senator for the Toronto and York Region Metis Council; is a mother and a grandmother.


1/29/2019 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
234 Eglinton Avenue East Suite 405 Toronto, ON M4P 1K5

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