Government Liaison

Patti LaBoucane-Benson

Government Liaison in the Senate

Award-winning researcher on Indigenous mental health and healing

  • Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson has been awarded the Alberta Aboriginal Role Model Award for Education, the Sam Laboucan Memorial Award, and the Legal Aid Access to Justice Award and the Rotary Paul Harrison Fellowship.
  • She focused her PhD research on how providing historic trauma healing opportunities builds resilience in Indigenous families and communities. Senator LaBoucane-Benson was awarded the two top Canadian social sciences doctoral awards: The Pierre Elliot Trudeau scholarship and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship.

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