About Landy

About Landy

Landy Anderson is a former Foster Care Supervisor with 27 years experience in child welfare. She has worked as a child protection worker, supervisor, and manager in several Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario for various departments, such as Intake, After Hours, Family Services, Placement, Kinship Care, Community Services, Customary Care, Foster Care and Adoption. Landy is a former Treatment Foster Parent and Licensed Group Home Operator. She has supervised staff operated group homes and foster care departments for various child welfare agencies in the greater Toronto area including an Aboriginal Children’s Aid Society. Landy also teaches part time at her local community college. Remarkably, Landy has been a foster parent to over 100 teenagers spanning a decade, where some teenagers stayed for days and others well into adulthood.

Landy’s Aboriginal husband, John, has been a great support in sharing his experience with her as a child who survived Canada’s Sixties Scoop. He provides incredible insight into the lived experience of what it was like living as a foster child under the rippling effects of inter-generational trauma of residential schools. He offers powerful and practical knowledge that can only be derived from being an Aboriginal child in care. Landy’s unique experience as a foster parent, child protection worker and supervisor contribute to her expertise and candid perspective in the delivery of quality foster care services. To this end, she is a strong advocate for foster parent rights and their inclusion as equal members of the service team. She is a dynamic speaker and has developed and delivered training in critical issues such as Behaviour Management, Investigations in Foster Homes, Foster Parent Advocacy, Customary Care, Placement Stability, Aboriginal Child Welfare and a Foster Parent’s Role in Permanency Planning for Aboriginal Children.

Landy’s training is attended by child welfare staff, clinicians, community service providers and foster parents across Ontario at conferences held by local Children’s Aid Societies, the Foster Parents Society of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies and the Canadian Foster Family Association. She currently lives in southern Ontario where she continues to preserve relationships with her former foster children with some connections lasting over 20 years.

Landy Anderson, Michaëlle Jean, Gladys Fraser

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean

Speech on the Occasion of the Canadian Foster Family Association Annual Conference, Rideau Hall,
Thursday, April 27, 2006

Thank you, children, for being such an inspiration to all children of this country who are craving for hope. And thank you, everyone, from the bottom of my heart, for your commitment to children—our most precious treasure

© Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (2006). Photo credit: Cpl Issa Paré, Rideau Hall. Reproduced with the permission of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General.

Landy's connection to the Aboriginal community...

Hello, brothers and sisters, my name is Landy Anderson and I am of mixed Métis and Chinese Heritage.

I live in Oshawa, Ontario with my husband and children who are members of Alderville FN.

I previously worked for an Aboriginal Children’s Aid Society (CAS). That said, I am passionate about issues in child welfare as they are intimately connected to the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in Canada’s child welfare system.

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Learn more about The Ties that Bind…

Landy’s community work with the Foundation to Commemorate the Chinese Railroad Workers in Canada.


The website is hosted by the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.

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