Veronica Carrozzi

Parliamentary Affairs Advisor

Veronica has worked for the Senate of Canada since 1999. She is responsible for the overall management of the Senator’s office. She’s up to date on current events and the political agenda to ensure that Senator Boyer is properly briefed and advised on all issues of significance to her role. Veronica feels the Senate is an exciting place and truly values the work being done here.

Veronica.Carrozzi@sen.parl.gc.ca

Sky T. Losier

Parliamentary Affairs Advisor

Sky has worked on and off Parliament Hill since 2015. Prior to joining Senator Boyer's office, he worked at the House of Commons and on many provincial and federal election campaigns, most recently as a Director of Rapid Response. Sky works with Senator Boyer on how to best advance her priorities through legislative initiatives and community engagement. Sky is excited to support the important work the Senator is doing. Outside of work, Sky can be found exploring Canada's great outdoors.

Sky.Losier@sen.parl.gc.ca

Sophia Lagimodiere

Research Intern

Sophia is a third-year law student at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. Prior to law school, she received her Bachelor of Arts (High Honours) in Political Studies with a minor in Psychology. Throughout her studies, she has continued to be involved in her community, working as Summer Student Managing Editor of the Saskatchewan Law Review, writing for Eagle Feather News, holding positions on the Law Students’ Association and Indigenous Law Students’ Association Executives, and participating in CLASSIC’s Intensive Clinical Law program. Sophia is happy to work for Senator Boyer providing Indigenous Metis research, data collection and writing services.

Métis Bear

Bear Witness to #JordansPrinciple

Métis Bear accompanies Senator Boyer on her travels, meetings and formal events with the goal of advancing reconciliation between all bears and people.

He celebrates his birthday on May 10 or “Bear Witness Day.” On that date, Canadians are encouraged to bear witness to Jordan’s Principle—named in memory of Jordan River Anderson, a First Nations child from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba—by bringing their teddy bears to daycare, school or work in order to host a “bear birthday party” and to post photos with the hashtag #JordansPrinciple.

Jordan’s Principle aims to ensure that First Nations children across Canada are given access to public health and social services in a way that is reflective of their distinct cultural needs, takes full account of the historical disadvantage linked to colonization, and without experiencing any service denials, delays or disruptions because they are First Nations.

Although the child-first principle has been widely acclaimed, there have been many gaps in its implementation. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the federal government to fully implement Jordan's Principle on May 10, 2016.