Marc Laferriere

Marc Laferriere is a professor in the Department of Social Services and Justice Studies and a former coordinator of the Community Justice Services program at Mohawk College.

He is an award-winning educator and has been featured on a variety of television and print publications discussing issues of mental health, systems change, and community development. He is the recipient of the YMCA Peace Medallion for his efforts in social work, child and youth work, and community advocacy.

Marc has worked on the front lines of the mental health field in a variety of capacities with organizations such as Pioneer Youth Services, Avalon Children’s Residences, and Moncton Youth Residences. He was also a clinical social worker for Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services and the Grand River Community Health Centre and was the BSW Practicum Coordinator for Wilfrid Laurier University.

Marc holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, as well as an Honors Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters in Social Work from Lakehead University. Recently he has completed the Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.