Noela Crowe-Salazar BA, MSW, RSW

The foundation of my practice is grounded in my culture and values as a First Nations woman. I believe we all have inherent strengths and wisdom, and in my practice I work with you to help you reconnect to your own wisdom and inner strength.

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Hi, I’m Noela. I’m a registered social worker with over 20 years of experience working with families – I’ve worked on the front lines, held management and executive management positions, written policy, contributed to legislation, and trained others. I’m also a sessional lecturer for the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina.


Pregnancy and a Women Centred Harm Reduction Approach: Challenging the Mother and Baby Divide to Support Family Well Being in Awakening the Spirit: Moving Forward In Child Welfare; Voices from the Prairies, University of Toronto Press. April 2012

We Are Not Asking Them to Hate Us We Want Them to Help Us: findings of focus groups studies with pregnant drug users in Regina, Saskatchewan in Poverty Papers – Social Policy Research Unit, University of Regina, August 2008

Exploring the Experiences of an Elder, A Psychiatrist and a Psychologist: How can Traditional Healers and Practices Complement Existing Practices in Mental Health in The First People Child and Family Review Volume 3, Number 4, 2007 pp 83-95


  • presentations and board training to First Nation Child and Family Services regarding agreements and liability in child welfare 2007 to present
  • Native Mental Health Conference, The Power of One, 2008 Charlottetown, PEI presentation on traditional healing in mental health settings. (main presenter, two presentations three hours each)
  • “Aboriginal Social Work” at Canadian Association of Social Work Conference 2004, Saskatoon
  • “Addiction Treatment for Family Members”, RQHR Clinical Conference 2005
  • presentations and training based on a literature review and program manual on best practices research for substance abuse programs and family
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) trained trainer for mental health and addictions
  • multiple training sessions within Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region related to mental health and addictions
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