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Carole Anne has been practicing occupational therapy since 2009, having received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Health Studies from York University and then a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Toronto (2009).
She grew up in Ontario in a family that were strong advocates for the rights of people with disabilities and promoting independent living solutions. She understood from a young age that by changing our approach everyday tasks can become more accessible for all. This is where her passion for occupational therapy developed. She loves problem solving and helping others overcome barriers to engagement in meaningful activities.
Throughout her career, Carole Anne has had varied experiences in Ontario and BC including working in a Family Health Team, as part of a Memory Clinic, in a BC school district, and a Concussion Clinic. She has taken additional courses and training in dysphagia management, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based CBT, functional capacity evaluations, concussion management, and chronic pain. Over the years she has been part of various advocacy and planning committees as well as having joined with community partners to bridge gaps in service for clients.
In her free time, Carole Anne enjoys creative projects and spending time outdoors (hiking, camping, canoeing, and fishing) with family and friends in remote areas of Ontario and BC (especially during the fall and winter). As a family they have great memories attending the “Winter in the Wild” outdoor festival at Algonquin Park in Northern Ontario when the daytime temperature fell to minus 40’C. Dressing for those cold days was worth it to be able to take in the gorgeous sunshine and wildlife.