Dr. Cecilia Benoit is an outstanding researcher, communicator, community activist and advocate for social change. As a scientist and sociologist at the University of Victoria, Cecilia’s community-based research has influenced the delivery of programs for at-risk youth, pregnant women with substance use issues, and sex workers. Two Victoria organizations, the Child and Family Counseling Association and ‘Her Way Home,’ among others, have benefitted from Cecilia’s research and volunteer activity. She has served on the BC Advisory Council on Women’s Health and her work has provided a wealth of information now in use by health practitioners and social agencies in BC and throughout Canada.
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