Portia joined the CRCF in October 2017 as a research assistant supporting the Alberta First Nations Health Consortium Jordan’s Principle Enhanced Service Coordination project. Portia holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from McGill University and is completing her Master of Social Work degree at McGill University. Portia has worked in community mental health, journalism, and homelessness prevention outreach. Portia worked as a child protection social worker in the Nak’azdli and Tl'azt'en territories of northern BC. Portia found the child protection system did not represent families and shared her experience with The Georgia Straight and CBC. Her research interests include community-based child welfare systems that are representative of families.
Contact: portia.larlee [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)