Laurie Harding is a white woman of Scottish and English ancestry. She lives on unceded Songhees territory, also known as Victoria on Vancouver Island.
Laurie is working on doctoral research examining the stereotype harm of Indigenous people in health systems. She has a master's degree in social work with an Indigenous specialization, and has taught and conducted research in several child welfare contexts, including work for an Indigenous community, in both child and youth care, and child safety. She has worked in the field of adult education for the last 11 years, including child welfare delegation training, train-the-trainer sessions, cultural safety workshops, and online cultural safety training. Her interest is in educating Settler people about our shared history and our role in building a new relationship as Indigenous and Settler Canadians.
While facilitating multiple groups, Laurie also works full-time for the Provincial Health Services Authority's Indigenous Cultural Safety Online Training Program.