Courtney Farrow-Lawrence is Nova Scotian of Mi’kmaq, Mohawk, African Nova Scotian, Acadian French and Japanese descent. She moved to the traditional territory of the Sto:lo people 8 years ago. She has two beautiful Coast Salish Snuneymuxw children, 1 and 4 years of age.
Her passion for community justice led her to completing her undergrad in Law with a focus in Human Rights. Over the last 9 years Courtney has worked with the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC. Throughout her work she has made a commitment to supporting the rights of Indigenous youth and adults in contact with the justice system. Over the last few years her focus has been specifically on supporting families and individuals with FASD and providing education and creating awareness in the community. Courtney has a passion for working with marginalized community members with neuro-developmental diversities and exploring support systems to create an inclusive environment.
Courtney’s work is grounded in the importance and promotion of cultural identity, cultural safety and making space to address the Truth and Reconciliations Commissions’ Calls to Actions.