Kenn Richard — Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

In March 2017, PsPP interviewed Kenn Richard on behalf of Honouring Indigenous People (HIP) initiative. We started our conversation with talking about his personal narrative. His family comes from one of Manitoba’s oldest Metis settlements, St Francis Xavier situated approximately 15 miles west of Winnipeg on the banks of the Assiniboine River. Moving to Toronto in 1978, he became one of the original founders of Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, an off- reserve child welfare agency and a full member of Children’s Aid Society today. In 1988 he became the agency’s first Executive Director and remains in that position. During our conversation, we talked about his agency, “Sixties Scoop” and many othercurrent indigenous issues. The podcast can be accessible via below orange play button. Hope you enjoy it!