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Jeffrey Ansloos
Assistant Professor

phone: (416) 978-0712
email: jeffrey.ansloos@utoronto.ca  

Department: Applied Psychology and Human Development

Research Overview

Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Mental Health and Social Policy at OISE. Dr. Ansloos is Nehiyaw (Cree) and English, and is a member of Fisher River Cree Nation (Ochekwi-Sipi; Treaty 5). He was born and raised in the heart of Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Dr. Ansloos's research is focused on social and political dimensions of Indigenous mental health and education. Specifically, Dr. Ansloos' work deals with the following:

- Traditions of Indigenous healing and wellbeing
- Critical and Indigenous theories of violence, trauma, and suicidology
- Indigenous social theories and the practice of applied community psychology, including theories of decolonization, pimātsiwin and wahkotowin
- The relationship between social policies, systems, structures and Indigenous mental health
- Indigenous youth studies (political identity development, movements and practices, digital activism)

Dr. Ansloos is also interested in emerging approaches to qualitative, arts-based and new media research in the social sciences, and integrates these approaches within his research.

Academic History

Prior to joining OISE in 2018, Dr. Ansloos worked for 2 years at the University of Victoria as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Child, Youth, Family and Community Studies in the Faculty of Human and Social Development and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Dr. Ansloos previously served as a research professor in International Mental Health and Trauma Studies at Lesley University in Boston, and served for 1 year as an interim program director in interdisciplinary studies. Dr. Ansloos completed his doctoral residency at the University of Manitoba, his Ph.D. and MA in Clinical Psychology, as well as an MA in Theology and Ethics from Fuller, and a BA in Counselling from Trinity Western University. Dr. Ansloos is a fellow of the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement; the Centre for Youth and Society; the Broadbent Institute; UN-AOC; and DNAIS.

Teaching Overview


Indigenous Healing in Counseling and Education
Group Work in Psychotherapy and Counseling

Other Information

Dr. Ansloos' research lab is currently recruiting volunteer undergraduate and graduate level researchers, who will receive training in research ethics and a variety of qualitative research methods. To inquire please contact Dr. Ansloos by email.