Cathy Richardson

Dr. Cathy Richardson/Kinewesquao, Université de Montréal

Dr. Cathy Richardson/Kinewesquao is a Metis therapist specializing in violence prevention and recovery.  Cathy is an educator, researcher, a co-founder of the Centre for Response-Based Practice as well as an Associate Professor in Social Work at the Université de Montréal. Cathy is involved in a number of research studies related to violence against women and Indigenous people in Canada. She studies the intersections of structural and interpersonal violence as well as resistance and responses to it.

Cathy has two recent book projects “Belonging Metis” and “Calling our families home:  Metis experiences with child welfare.” She provides clinical supervision for practitioners and is involved in Aboriginal community projects. She was twice a delegate to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.