Sydney Gilchrist, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Sydney is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Sydney graduated with a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University. Sydney is a queer settler of Lebanese and Scottish ancestry.
Sydney believes in creating space to tell our stories. Working from a narrative, client-centered approach, Sydney supports clients in understanding past experiences and working towards future goals. Sydney practices from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, harm-reduction framework, and holds a commitment to dismantling colonial structures. Sydney’s practice is sex-positive, kink-positive, and poly-positive. Sydney promotes disability justice, mutual aid, and care work within therapeutic communities.
Sydney has experience working with youth and adults in acute crisis, within both hospital and community settings. Comfortable sitting with and sharing grief, Sydney invites those who have experienced loss, recent or historic, to bring any and all related feelings into the therapeutic space. Outside of therapy, Sydney can be spotted hanging out with big dogs and reading beautifully diverse books.