Summer Thorp

The inherent interdisciplinary nature of the SJPS Program assisted me with developing an eclectic toolbox of knowledge and skills that I draw on every day.

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Summer Thorp

BA Hons '11 Social Justice & Peace Studies

Current Career

Organization: Nokee Kwe

Title: Career Counsellor and Positive Voice Program Coordinator


Career Overview

Nokee Kwe is a non-profit organization in London, Ontario that provides career services and literacy and basic skills training to young adults and adults. As an career counsellor my work involves assisting clients with opportunities and community resources that increase their employability and access to education or training.

My current project is the Positive Voice program, a bridging program for urban Indigenous women, that I developed after consulting with community. Its purpose is to provide training to our participants and educate the community and other practitioners. We assist women, 18 years of age and older, with writing, digital media, graphic design, photography, public speaking, and networking. We also bring in guests to mentor and teach the women, including artists, photographers, social service practitioners, advocates, and government representatives.

Further Degrees / Certifications

Master's in Educational Studies, with a focus on First Nations post-secondary education policy
Western University, London ON

Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON - 2018