Wanda Gabriel, Assistant Professor

Ms. Wanda Gabriel is a citizen of Kanehsatake (Oka) Kanieke’ha:ke nation.  She holds an MSW degree from McGill University.  Additionally Ms. Gabriel is a national trainer & facilitator guided by traditional teachings, social work theories and experiential techniques to facilitate family and community healing.  She has 26 years of experience in the social and healing field with a commitment and passion to change which was fired by her own ongoing healing journey. 

Ms. Gabriel has worked in collaboration with National, Regional Aboriginal agencies and Aboriginal communities across Canada dealing with crisis intervention and issues of sexual abuse, lateral violence (internalized oppression), drug and alcohol addiction, do-mestic violence and residential school issues.



  • Masters Social Work, McGill University, 2001
  • Bachelor degree in Social Work, McGill University, 1998  
  • Part time studies Aboriginal Social Work leading to a B.S.W, Deans’ Honor List, Carleton University, 1993 – 1995
  • Certificate in Addictions Counseling, University de Sherbrook, 1993
  • Association: Members of the Quebec Professional Order of Social Workers


Areas of interest and specialization

  • Sexual Violence prevention and intervention
  • Historical trauma / Trauma informed practice
  • Cultural Genocide
  • Cultural safety
  • Internalized oppression
  • Indigenous Healing approaches
  • Family healing intergenerational trauma
  • Program evaluation
  • Working with correctional programs and offenders





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