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Laura Zilney is an intersectional feminist who works from trauma-informed, harm reduction,anti-oppressive and evidence-based perspectives. She has been Chief Executive Officer of Hope 24/7 since 2013. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Board-Certified Sexologist with the American College of Sexologists. Laura has extensive experience working with those who have experienced
trauma and violence and has co-authored two books and authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on trauma and sexuality. Laura has completed Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and is the primary supervisor for the clinical team at Hope 24/7. This work is Laura’s passion in life, and she is profoundly honoured that survivors feel safe coming to her and Hope 24/7 for assistance.
“The woman is the foundation on which nations are built. She is the heart of her nation. If that heart is weak, the people are weak. If her hear is strong and her mind clear, then the nation is strong and knows its purpose. The woman is the centre of everything.”
(Art Solomon, Ojibway Elder)