Samantha Corrington

Samantha  Corrington
Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Child and Youth Care

On Leave

Office: HSD B132

BA (UBC), BA-CYC (UVic), MSc (Nova), RCC

Samantha Corrington is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Child and Youth Care (SCYC) at the University of Victoria. Samantha is a passionate alumnus of the Child and Youth Care undergraduate program and has firsthand experience of its power in inspiring students in the field. Before joining the school as a full-time faculty member in July of 2018, she was a valued member of the SCYC sessional teaching team and a practicing Child, Youth and Family counsellor/practitioner.

Samantha obtained her Graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Building on her BACYC, her graduate degree and her experience, she has become a well-regarded clinical counsellor through the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). 

Samantha brings over 25 years of experience in child, youth, family and community care within a variety of settings and locations, including areas of the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and South Florida. Samantha’s roots are in both residential care and working with youth in one to one contexts. Her broad experience ranges from direct practice in a pre-employment program for youth in Surrey to family and individual counseling within the Penelakut First Nation. Her journey in the field weaves experiences in the early years, youth work, residential work, outreach (one to one), child protection, family preservation, community organizing, family program grant making, resource development, program management, nonprofit leadership, and family counselling.

Samantha lives in Victoria and is a mother of two, Jack and Georgia, as well as caring for her senior mother. She strongly believes that some of her biggest learning has occurred as a mother and often brings this perspective to her practice.