Born in British Columbia and raised on Vancouver Island, is a transracial adoptee from the ‘60’s Scoop Era – although she was placed for adoption at birth she is a strong ally to the survivors of this time. Vicky is of Cree/Coast Salish/Métis heritage. Vicky is a registered energy medicine practitioner (ANQ) and has a certificate in journalism for Concordia. She is passionate about effecting change in policy, education and attitudes in social work, health care and education for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
She is highly involved within the Urban Aboriginal community in and around Montreal. She sits on the board of the Native Women’s Shelter, on the (Police Service of Montreal) SPVM Aboriginal Advisory Committee and most recently gave up her coordinator position in women’s reproductive medicine with McGill University Health Centers (MUHC) to pursue her passions full-time and became Communications Representative for the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy NETWORK. She has presented her personal healing journey in Australia to the mob at Link-up Queensland in 2012, at the 2nd International Indigenous Voices in Social Work in Winnipeg in 2013 and regularly guest lectures at schools, universities and colleges as well as to child and family services and public and private sector organizations.
In accordance with the agreement signed in June 2015 between the NETWORK and the Police Service of Montreal (SPVM) Vicky regularly facilitates cultural sensitivity sessions for the SPMV. She is the mother of 4 and grandmother of 4. The healing journey that Vicky has been on for over 25 years has brought her to a place of strength and compassion. Her joy in living is matched by her desire to give back to the community.