Nico Trocmé, Director of School of Social Work, has won a $50,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Connection Award for his 25 years as a leading advocate for youth. The award recognizes his outstanding record of effective engagement with — and beyond — the research community.
“Nico Trocmé has had a profound and lasting impact on the face of child welfare research and practice in Canada. His research and leadership have influenced child welfare decision making across the country. It has led to the restructuring of policies and programs, provided benchmarks by which to measure program impact, and shaped resource allocation decisions,” said the SSHRC on its website in announcing the award. “Throughout his career, Trocmé has ensured that his community-based research is conducted in children’s interest, to their benefit and with their input, and has then shared his research findings as widely as possible.”
Trocmé is the Philip Fisher Chair in Social Work and directs the Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF), positions that he has held since joining McGill in 2005. Trocmé is a busy man. He is the principal investigator for the Canadian Incidence Study (CIS) of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008), the lead researcher for a Federal-Provincial-Territorial initiative to develop a common set of National Outcomes Measures in child welfare, directs the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal, and is conducting a research capacity development and knowledge mobilization initiative involving child welfare and Aboriginal service provider agencies in Quebec.
Recognized as one of the most prolific social work researchers in Canada, Trocmé is the author of more than 130 scientific publications, has been awarded $25 million in funding through grants, contracts and gifts, and has mentored a new generation of Canadian child welfare scholars.
Trocmé has acted as a child welfare policy and program consultant to several provincial governments and Aboriginal organizations and has presented expert evidence at various inquests and tribunals. Prior to completing his PhD, he worked for five years as a child welfare and children’s mental health social worker.
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