Emma Nys

Travailleuse sociale

I have a bachelor's degree in social work from UQAM and a major in feminist studies from Concordia University. I have worked for more than 15 years in the community sector, particularly with victims of sexual and domestic violence, including the Sexual Assault Assistance and Control Centres (CALACS) network. I have also worked with LGBT people, people with precarious status, First Nations and Inuit peoples and people who are homeless.

For the past two years, I have chosen to start a private practice in social work, while continuing my studies to do a master's degree in sexology, in order to obtain a psychotherapist's license. I am also continuing my involvement in the community, notably by sitting on the board of directors of CALACS Trêve for Elles. I have also worked in partnership with Rézo to offer low-cost consultations to cisgender and transgender, bisexual and homosexual men.

I also provide training services on sexual violence and the LGBT community, project management and team support for working in the community sector.

Je suis membre de l'Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et travailleurs conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ) et je dispose d'un permis de pratique en téléconsultation auprès de l'Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des techniciens en service social de l'Ontario (OCWSSW).

Equality is the essence of my relationship with my When you choose to work with me, I accompany you through the difficulties you face, but I consider that you have all the expertise necessary to deal with them, because you are the experts in your own life.


In my personal as well as professional life, I cultivate my capacity for self-compassion, because it generates more compassion for others. That's why I use mindfulness as an intervention tool. This approach allows you to be in touch with the present moment and to face daily difficulties with gentleness.


One of the values that motivates me the most in my work and my personal life is social justice. Everyone has the right to live their lives with dignity. When I accompany someone, I make sure to support them in their efforts to defend their rights.