Andrea  Auger  - Expert Women. Ottawa , ON, CA

Andrea Auger Andrea  Auger

Reconciliation and Research Manager | First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada

Ottawa , ON, CA

Dedicated to ensuring First Nations children and all children have the same opportunities to succeed and be proud of who they are.

Social / Domaine social

Biography / Biographie

Raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Andrea Auger is a proud Ojibwe member of the Pays Plat First Nation. After completing a Master of Arts in 2008, she joined the Caring Society team to work on the Touchstones of Hope. Currently Andrea is the Reconciliation and Research Manager and Coordinating Editor of the First Peoples Child and Family Review. With her background in Education, Andrea is passionate about teaching, mentoring and learning from others, especially children, youth and Elders. Her main areas of interest include engagement in reconciliation, reconciliation approaches, child and youth engagement, and human rights.

Industry Expertise / Expertise sectorielle (4)

Education/Learning Research Writing and Editing Training and Development

Areas of Expertise / Domaines d’expertise (10)

Research Reconciliation Education Human Rights Child and Youth Engagement First Nations Child Welfare Jordan's Principle Shannen's Dream Touchstones of Hope Public Education

Education / Éducation (2)

Carleton University: Master of Arts, French Language and Literature 2008

Lakehead University: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) & Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) 2006

Additional Titles and Affiliations / Affiliations et liens supplémentaires (1)

  • Ontario College of Teachers - Member in Good Standing

Languages / Langues (2)

  • English
  • French

Media Presence / Présence dans les médias (1)

Cindy Blackstock and Andrea Auger: Reconciliation can't be empty promise to First Nations children

The Georgia Straight  online


On June 11, 2008, the prime minister apologized for the wrongful removal of aboriginal children during the residential school period. But what good is saying sorry if ill-advised federal government policies continue to contribute to the removal of First Nations children at record levels?

view more

Articles / Articles (1)

The kids won - what now? Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives


January 26, 2016 was a heartfelt, emotional day as First Nations children won a much anticipated human rights tribunal ruling on culturally based equity in child welfare.

view more