Lauren Ettin (Vice President):

Lauren’s professional career has spanned the public, private and not-for-profit sectors with a focus on health care, education and social services. She has specialized in developing policy and strategy for marginalized and disadvantaged populations to improve access to programs and services. She is currently Director of Policy with a healthcare association which represents the province’s academic hospitals. Lauren is also an active community volunteer and has been involved with the Red Cross, Out of the Cold, Daytripper's and PACE Independent Living. She holds a Masters in Public Administration and a BSc in Life Sciences and Biology from Queen's University.

Laura is a street and law involved woman struggling with a history of substance abuse and frequent relapses. Laura participates in our Healing from Abuse program and is connecting much of her substance abuse issues with trauma she experienced as a child. By understanding how her history of trauma impacts her life today and how it can trigger her substance abuse, Laura is healing from her experiences and achieving sobriety.  Laura is staying sober, exploring employment opportunities and developing healthy and enriching relationships.