Formerly a Career Advisor for the mental health and addictions community, Samantha utilizes trauma-informed practice to now serve the vision loss community. Since joining the Canadian National Institute to the Blind, Samantha has developed partnerships with case managers from employment programs from all over the province. She assists clients who are experiencing various degrees of vision loss with removing barriers to employment. Most notably she has orchestrated an international partnership to help clients increase competitiveness in returning to the workforce. Working in harmony with the provincial government, she is committed to increasing equality on a systemic level. | Originally a client of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Lyndsey is a passionate advocate for human rights who now works in the career and employment department. She creates innovative programs to help promote and foster client development. Lyndsey supports individuals with breaking down their limiting beliefs by hosting an influential national series for the vision loss community titled, “How I Did It.” An inspiring leader, Lyndsey encourages individuals to see themselves beyond their vision loss and has been an instrumental player in developing the national Come to Work program.