Carole-Ann is an intersectional feminist who is passionate about reproductive justice, maternal health, comprehensive sexual education and environmental justice. She completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Ottawa where she wrote her thesis on how to make social work safer for Indigenous Peoples seeking sexual and reproductive health services. Throughout her academic journey, she also completed three student placements and an international field-research course in Mexico where she worked on community education, social justice, advocacy, awareness raising, and project development.
Carole-Ann has worked in multiple spaces, including at local non-governmental organizations, resource centers at her university and the Government of Canada. In all of these spaces, she has worked to promote and advocate for SRHR at the local and national level. When she was working at the government, she advocated to have reproductive violence and reproductive coercion be acknowledged as forms of gender-based violence, educated federal officials on the different forms of reproductive violence occurring in Canada, brought awareness to the need to act on the forced sterilization of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and supported efforts to eradicate both female genital mutilation and early, forced and child marriage.
She is also currently training to be a fertility, birth and postpartum doula. She is looking forward to these hands-on experiences and feels blessed to have the chance to be part of people’s unique parenthood journeys.
Carole-Ann loves to travel (especially in Latin America), learn new languages, be in nature, go hiking and camping, bake, dance and listen to music . She’s always ready to discover new things and adventure out in the world!