Information Resource Specialist
Spinal Cord Injury BC
Across 11 years of time, the call of the north had its effect on Heather Lamb. The Prince George girl came home, and she brought a lifetime of passion and experience with her. She is now applying that to her home community. She does it quietly, but people have nonetheless noticed.
“She cares passionately about helping people with disabilities live well after injury or diagnosis because she is visually impaired and knows what it is like to encounter obstacles in the built environment, and from people’s attitudes,” said one supporter. “Heather volunteers a lot but you won’t hear about it because she doesn’t post it on social media. She has been on the City’s accessibility committee for six years, promoting full inclusion and access for all. She also volunteers for the Lions Club, the northern branch of the BC Association of Social Workers, the CNIB (local and provincial boards), her strata council, and others. She does advocacy work via letter writing and helps others advocate. She is trying to make P.G. a better place to live.”
She started her education path in journalism, leaving Prince George for Carleton University where she graduated with highest honours in 2001. She moved to England where she assisted blind students in the classroom, then moved to Mexico where she taught English for three years. Upon her return to P.G. she obtained a Masters of Social Work from UNBC and went to work in that field.
In the course of her work, she said, “I work with people with spinal cord injury. This involves case management, counselling and advocacy.” She assists in learning about living with injury and utilizing the support system.
Part of that was a groundbreaking research project on accessible and affordable housing in B.C.
With Lamb’s help, moving around our city and moving through life is becoming better for everyone.
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