Suzanne Methot has worked as an adult literacy and skills training practitioner since 1991, and as an elementary school educator since 2007. She has also worked in advocacy and direct–service positions at Indigenous community-based organizations. Since 2012, Suzanne has been an education consultant, working with students and facilitating teacher professional development sessions for schools and school boards across Ontario, writing education packages and classroom resources, and developing education programs for the non-profit and arts/culture sectors.
Suzanne’s non-fiction book Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing was published by ECW Press in 2019. She is co-author of the Grade 11 textbook Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations (Goodminds/Pearson Education Canada), and is also a primary contributor to Scholastic Canada’s Take Action and Take Action for Reconciliation series of classroom resource books. Her feature articles, guest columns, profiles, and book reviews have appeared in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Windspeaker, and Canadian Geographic. In 2014, Suzanne was nominated for the K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature.
Suzanne has lectured on Indigenous literatures at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education, and was a guest lecturer in the Journalism program at the First Nations Technical Institute at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She has also been a guest speaker/presenter at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival teacher professional development conference, and the Halton District School Board’s 2018 Human Rights Symposium. She was appointed to the Royal Ontario Museum’s Indigenous Advisory Circle in 2014, and is also a member of the Durham College Journalism Program Advisory Committee.