Ruth Scalp Lock & Jim Pritchard

Jim Pritchard, MSW, RSW, has worked in the Public and non-profit sectors over a long career. He has worked with Alberta Children's Services as a front-line child welfare worker, court worker, Team supervisor, contract management, and Senior Director. He also served as Regional Children’s Guardian for Southern Alberta. 

Jim has extensive experience in systems change and design, focussing on community-based service delivery and the Provincial Redesign of Children's Services. He has facilitated many groups and processes and has led and participated in many collaborative initiatives across organizations and systems. Jim served as Senior Director of Community Services and Organizational Development at Hull Services for many years. Jim also served on the Board of ALIGN, including the role of President. 

Jim co-wrote the book My Name Is Shield Woman: A Hard Road to Healing, Vision and Leadership, along with Elder Ruth Scalp Lock. 

He is passionate about learning and developing the capacity of people, organizations, and systems. 

Keynote Session

January 25

My Name is Shield Woman: The Writers tell their Story

Ruth Scalp Lock, Siksika Elder and Indigenous Leader, and her co-author Jim Pritchard share their partnership and journey, resulting in Ruth’s Biography, My Name is Shield Woman. Using Story, conversation, and photography, Ruth and Jim will reflect on working together, reconciliation, relationship and building the Future together. Join us in sharing this powerful personal story of healing, vision and leadership.

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