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Marion Roberts

Indigenous Child Welfare, Indigenous Engagement & Community Consultation

Marion brings more than thirty years of experience in Child Welfare. She held progressively responsible positions including senior management positions in service delivery, strategic planning and human resources and board training and development

Marion has excellent communication skills, ability to manage projects, and is skilled in community engagement and consultation practices.

As an Indigenous Child Welfare consultant, Marion has had extensive experience building relationships in First Nation communities.

Over the years Marion has conducted capacity development work with Indigenous child welfare agencies and conducted engagement /consultations with First Nation communities on a diversity of issues ranging from the provision of mental health, community health, child welfare, customary care, transfer of child welfare to communities and models of community-based services.

These consultations/engagements included meeting with Chiefs, with Chief and Council, conducting circle discussions with Elders, youth, community service providers and community members at large.

Marion has taken a lead role in advancing the Graduate Student Social Work Program at BMG.

Marion is an instructor in the School of Social Work, Kings University College, of the University of Western Ontario, teaching Indigenous Social Work Practice.