Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Dr. Snow began her career in residential services in the children’s mental health sector, and while there earned her Child Care Worker Diploma. Dr. Snow then practiced in an intensive psychiatric day hospital working on outpatient assessment teams. In 1990, Dr. Snow established a private practice providing assessment and treatment for children and families with complex mental health needs. For a period time she served as a Child Advocate at the Office of Child and Family Services Advocacy. Most recently, Dr. Snow has been working as an Associate Professor in the School of Child and Youth Care at Ryerson University. She has a focus on safeguards for children and youth in care and the meaningful participation of young people in their care. She leads The Voyager Project, a social innovation strategy to redress educational disruption and disadvantage faced by children in care. Dr. Snow also engages in Participatory Action Research with remote First Nations communities and youth groups. She has published extensively in the areas of child and youth care and youth in care.

Experience

  • 2009–present
    Associate professor, Ryerson University