Chelsi Major-Orfao


My name is Chelsi Major-Orfao and I am a second year masters student in the developmental psychology program here at OISE.  I completed my undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Care (CYC) at Ryerson University where I looked at the delivery of programs and perceptions of CYC practitioners for my thesis.  Within my masters, my qualifying research paper explores the relationship between police reported child sexual assualt and sexual education within schools with a child advocacy lens. I currently work at Humewood House, a resource centre for young pregnant and parenting women, where we work closely with Children’s Aid Societies in Toronto.  I also work with the Perlman Lab at OISE, and am doing a graduate assistantship with Dr. Richard Volpe within the Laidlaw Research Centre.  I am passionate about giving children a voice and their overall well-being which led me to the Scott Lab. I have volunteered with the Scott Lab for over a year, and am amazed by the progress being made as well as the people I work with.  The future is bright.