Tracey Houle also goes by her Anishinaabe Spirit Name, Waabzii Kwe (White Swan Woman). Tracey is of Métis decent and practices the Anishinaabe cultural ways of living. She practices the Seven Grandfather Teachings, the Medicine Wheel approach, and utilizes the four sacred medicines when walking along side people in their journeys.
A registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Worker, Waabzii Kwe attained an Honours Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work Degree from Laurentian University, and a Women Studies Certificate. She also obtained a Community Justice Services Diploma from Cambrian College. She is passionate about Social Work and helping people reach their full potential.
She has been working as a Social Worker in various roles for approximately 13 years, working in the Indigenous child welfare sector, mental health sector, and with individuals living with acquired brain injuries, utilizing a strength-based and client-centred approach and culturally relevant practices, especially while working with indigenous peoples.
Moreover, she utilizes harm reduction approaches while working with individuals that are displaying high-risk behaviours. She is also skilled in using mindfulness practices to help ground people who may be experiencing mental health symptoms.
“Always leave people better than you have found them. Hug the hurt. Kiss the broken. Befriend the lost. Love the