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Larry Morrissette, BSW, Consulting Associate

Synopsis

Larry Morrissette is a teacher, social worker, researcher, and volunteer committed to Aboriginal healing and cultural empowerment. He has experience in community development and cultural ceremonies, and he is a Sun Dancer. Larry has been instrumental in designing, developing, and implementing innovative programs, including a program on bail release. This program became the model for the provincial government's current Intensive Bail Supervision Program. Larry is also the founder and president of Medicine Fire Lodge Inc., an Indigenous organization involved in cultural revitalization through education and training.

He is a past member of the following boards:

  • Native Alcohol Foundation of Manitoba
  • Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg
  • Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
  • Native Education Advisory Committee for Winnipeg School Division #1
  • Thunder Eagle Society
  • Coalition on Native Child Welfare (led to the establishment of the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre)
  • International Indigenous Peoples Support Network

Employment history

2001 to present
Aboriginal Youth Renovations Project (funded through the federal and provincial Homelessness Initiative)
1998 to present
Part-time lecturer under contract for the Faculty of Social Work, Aboriginal Focus at the University of Manitoba and at the University of Winnipeg
1994 to present
Consultant
Assignments with PRA Inc. include: reviewing Aboriginal Youth Training Programs and working on the Evaluation of the National Strategy for Persons with Disabilities (NSIPD) for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. Larry also worked with EKOS Research Associates of Toronto to review the National Employment Strategy for Youth
1986-1994
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc., Youth Support Team Leader (Supervisor), Winnipeg, Manitoba
1979-1982
Children's Aid Society Winnipeg, Child Care Worker II
1976
Faraday School, Teacher's Aid, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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