Kim Snow is a recognized expert on children’s services and children's mental health and is a practitioner/researcher with a focus on the voice of the child and on safeguarding children and youth in service systems. She holds provincial and North American certification as a child and youth care practitioner and has thirty years of service to children, youth and their families. Kim works with young people and community groups, using collaborative problem solving methods, in order to prompt change within child and youth service settings. Her research interests focus on voice and participation and her projects make use of critical discourse analysis and participatory methods.
Snow is also the director of the Voyager Project, an award winning social innovation aimed at improving the educational attainment of Crown wards. Current and former Crown wards reach out to other young people living in foster and group care to encourage them to pursue their educational aspirations. Currently, she is working with the Office of the Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth conducting a comprehensive analysis of serious occurrence reporting in Ontario's children's residences. Snow's breadth of knowledge and experience makes her an acknowledged authority in the field and a frequently consulted expert.
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