Nico Trocmé – Wisdom2Action

Nico Trocmé

McGill University and Centre for Research on Children and Families

Nico Trocmé is a professor of social work at McGill University where he holds the Philip Fisher Chair in Social Work and directs the Centre for Research on Children and Families. Dr. Trocmé is the principle investigator for the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (1998, 2003 & 2008), the lead researcher for a Federal-Provincial-Territorial initiative to develop a common set of National Outcomes Measures in child welfare, and coordinates the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal ( He is currently conducting analyses of the over-representation of First Nations children in foster care, evaluating a family support program for African Canadian families, and leading the development of outcome indicators for youth centres across Québec. Dr. Trocmé is the Senior Advisor for Knowledge Integration at Bathshaw Youth and Family Services, provides research and policy advice to the governments of Alberta, Québec and Ontario, has presented expert evidence at several inquests and inquiries and is a member of Statistics Canada’s National Statistics Council. Prior to completing his Ph.D., Dr. Trocmé worked for five years as a child welfare and children’s mental health social worker.
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