Article: Social Innovation Researchers: Sara Nickerson-White and Tina Lackner

Sara Nickerson-White and Tina Lackner, faculty members in the Child and Youth Care Practitioner Program here at Humber College, are undertaking a three-year research project aimed at producing a compassion-based, consumer-informed, guiding framework for human services in a Canadian context. 

With help from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), these researchers hope to collect and develop an understanding of what human service consumers and professionals experience as hope, self-compassion and authentic collaboration in the course of service delivery; understand the role hope, self-compassion and authentic collaboration play in supporting consumers as they lead self-directed lives during and after human service participation; and develop a compassion-based framework that will strengthen human service delivery in Canada. 

Find the full story from the Office of Research & Innovation (ORI) here.