SURVIVOR AND EDUCATOR
Geraldine Robertson is a woman on a mission. As a survivor of two residential schools in Ontario: Mt. Elgin in Muncey and Mohawk in Brantford, she has become an educator and advocate for survivors of residential schools in her home community of Sarnia as well as across the country, from Ontario to British Columbia.
Geraldine worked in the medical field for 34 years as a receptionist, bookkeeper and later as a ophthalmic assistant. She is married with four biological children and two adopted children.
She was awarded the Order of Ontario in 2018 for her work spreading awareness about the impact of residential schools and encouraging survivors to talk about their experience and work towards healing.
You will not want to miss hearing Geraldine, an Aamjiwnaang elder, tell her story of surviving the residential school system and how she has consciously tried to help others and make a difference, not only in our community, but across Canada.