Casey has experience in all areas of social work with a focus on social policy, community engagement and advocacy, social planning, program development and management, fund development and social research.
Casey has taught courses in Gender and Women’s Studies and Canadian Social Policy. Her research interests include gender issues in the social welfare state, violence against women, women and poverty, the relationship of the non-profit sector to the social welfare state, community engagement and social justice.
With experience spanning a variety of roles in public and non-government organizations (NGOs), Casey is currently the Executive Director of a multi-service agency offering counselling services, a housing help centre, credit counselling and a community service order program in Peterborough. She has worked for United Ways in Toronto, London and Peterborough, Social Planning Councils in London and Peterborough and municipal and provincial governments in Toronto, London and Hamilton. She has been the Executive Director of three NGOs and worked as a consultant with many community-based organizations.
In 2005, Casey returned to academia to study the impact of neoliberalism on women, people living in poverty, marginalized populations and the non-profit sector. Her dissertation is titled An Uneasy Alliance? Negotiating Feminism in “New-Neoliberal” Times: A study of the negotiation of a feminist agenda in violence against women work by three YWCAs in Ontario, 2003-2008.