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Jeffrey Ansloos


Jeffrey Ansloos
Assistant Professor

phone: (416) 977 - 0712

Department: Applied Psychology and Human Development



Research Overview

Jeffrey Ansloos is a community health, social policy, and Indigenous studies scholar, whose research concerns social and environmental determinants of Indigenous peoples health, particularly in the areas of suicide; housing; and community mental health. His current research projects focus on: (1) the relationship between suicide, colonialism, and extractive environmental violence; (2) theories of livability, habitability, and Indigenous environmental and health justice; (3) radical mental health care, harm reduction, and police abolition; and (4) intersectional suicide prevention policy and practice. Although not a main focus of his scholarship, he has also conducted research on social media, cultural and language revitalization, child welfare, health education, complex trauma, and 2SLGBTQ youth mental health.

Academic History

Jeffrey is the Canada Research Chair in Critical Studies in Indigenous Health and Social Action on Suicide and an Assistant Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He completed his doctoral residency in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba; a PhD and MA in Clinical Psychology and MAT in Ethics from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, and a BA in Counselling from Trinity Western University.

Teaching Overview

Jeffrey teaches and supervises graduate students across the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, as well as is an associated faculty member with the Collaborative Specialization in Indigenous Health at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

His courses include:
APD1290H Indigenous Healing in Counselling and Education
APD5027HF All My Relations: Indigenous Social Theory
ADP 3217 Advanced Practicum in Clinical and Counselling Psychology
APD 3241 Seminar and Practicum in Assessment and Intervention with Children and Adolescents
APD1261HF Group Work in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Professional Activities

Prior to joining OISE in 2018, Jeffrey worked for at the University of Victoria in Child, Youth, Family and Community Studies in the Faculty of Human and Social Development, as well as at Lesley University in Global and Interdisciplinary Studies. Currently, Jeffrey directs the Critical Health and Social Action (CHSA) Lab at OISE. He is also a faculty associate of the Collaborative Indigenous Research, Communities, Land and Education Lab. He is the research lead of the Suicide Prevention and Complex Crisis Response theme of the Ontario Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research. He is also a member of the Working To End Racial Oppression research network, engaging with scholars across New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Canada. He is a registered psychologist in Ontario, and is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Psychologists, Ontario Psychological Association of Ontario, and the Canadian Psychological Association.

Other Information

Jeffrey is Nehiyaw (Cree) and English. He is a band 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 and currently resides in Toronto Canada.


Please note: Jeffrey will not be admitting students between 2022-2023. He will be conducting research in New Zealand and Australia between May-December 2022, and will be on sabbatical for the 2023 calendar year.