Professional Title: Director Advocacy and Communication
Institution: YWCA Toronto
Position: Associate Member
Colette Prevost is the Director of Advocacy and Communications for YWCA Toronto – one of the largest multi-service women’s organization in Canada. Colette has dedicated her career to advancing the rights of women and children in communities across Ontario. Born and raised in Northern Ontario, she spent more than 25 years working and teaching in Northern communities. She understands the critical importance of advocating at the intersection of gender, race and indigeneity in all public spheres. Her work with child welfare in Ontario has included the transition of the child protection mandate to the rightful authority of Indigenous community leadership. Colette has been engaged with Laurentian University’s School of Social Work for the last 30 years where she is invited to teach on matters of social service and policy, leadership and administration.
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