Webinar event date: 
May 26, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Webinar Presenters: 

Dr. Cindy Blackstock, PhD

A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy is honoured to serve as the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and a professor at McGill University’s School of Social Work. She has over 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights and has published more than 75 articles on topics relating to reconciliation, Indigenous theory, First Nations child welfare and human rights. Cindy was honoured to work with First Nations colleagues on a successful human rights challenge to Canada’s inequitable provision of child and family services and failure to implement Jordan’s Principle. This hard-fought litigation has resulted in hundreds of thousands of services being provided to First Nations children, youth, and families


The seminar is an opportunity for social workers to gain knowledge of Dr. Blackstock’s social work practice, the lessons she has learned, and how we can make a difference in Saskatchewan.

The seminar will consist of a short introduction, a presentation by Dr. Blackstock, followed by a question and answer period.

Webinar Objectives 

  • To hear Dr.Blackstock’s presention on the Social Work profession and Indigenous peoples. 
  • To engage in discussion with Dr. Blackstock about the representation of the social work profession regarding Indigenous children.
  • To examine social work practices needed to strengthen connections with Indigenous communities.