Veronica Marshall-Bernard, Vice-President

Veronica Marshall-Bernard is of Mi’kmaw ancestry and a member of Potlotek First Nation in Nova Scotia. She holds a master’s degree in social work with a specialty in Mi’kmaw Maliseet social work and is a Registered Social Worker. 

As a Clinical Therapist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, as well as an educator, motivational speaker and workshop facilitator specializing in Indigenized Clinical Social Work, Veronica integrates Western approaches with Indigenous approaches, such as ceremony and cultural practices. She is a member of several other working groups and has supported the establishment of several crisis units in local First Nations communities. Veronica has lived experience of suicide loss and has made it her life long mission to help others impacted by suicide.