Krystal Jagoo

Krystal Jagoo

Social Worker

Expertise

Mental Health

Education

York University, University of Windsor

Highlights

We cannot address mental health effectively unless we are willing to take systemic oppression into consideration. As a brown woman settler on Turtle Island, I know personally that I have always had to rely on creative solutions for survival with this mind in the body I inhabit due to rampant bigotry. Without an equity lens, mental health initiatives will fail to meet the needs of the most oppressed folx.

— Krystal Jagoo

Experience

Krystal Kavita Jagoo, MSW, RSW, is a mental health professional with over 10 years of experience. In 2007, Krystal graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. In 2010, Krystal graduated from the University of Windsor with a Master of Social Work degree.

Since graduation, Krystal has worked in various roles providing mental health counseling services, which has further developed her critical thinking skills. She understood the need for an anti-oppressive practice approach towards leveling the uneven playing field societally from various clinical roles before transitioning to full-time employment in an equity office at Canada's largest university.

Her passion for lifelong development is demonstrated by her past work with the board of directors at the Capitol Centre, and ongoing work serving on a Project Advisory Committee on Women's Sexual Health for the Association for South Asian AIDS Prevention. She has completed all the Level 1 Play Therapy courses and the Indigenous Awareness Training Certificate. Her work has been featured in MedTruth, Huffington Post Personal, Social Justice Solutions, and o.School. Her essay, “Inclusive Reproductive Justice,” was published in Volume 2 of the Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change.

Education

Krystal received her Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology from York University and Master's of Social Work from University of Windsor.

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