Nancy Lear

Nancy who is from Newfoundland, grew up with the progressive disability, Muscular Dystrophy. She has volunteered in a variety of non-profit organizations for 30+ years, advocating, for and with, persons with disabilities. Having a Bachelor of Arts, English major, helps Nancy in her career as well as in her leisure activities. She enjoys creative and non-fiction writing and is a regular contributor to Balance Magazine. Since moving to British Columbia in 2013, Nancy studied at the Neil Squire Society and Simon Fraser University (SFU). She volunteers with the Canadian Assisted Travel Society where she enjoys helping people with disabilities reach their travel goals. Being a travel fanatic, herself, this volunteer position suits her to a tee.

In 2015, she joined Technology For Living (TFL) as their Peer Support Facilitator where she thoroughly enjoys collaborating with peer members. She listens, encourages and empowers people with disabilities to follow their dreams and aspirations. With a consistent focus on member wellbeing, Nancy’s role has expanded and evolved over the years. This now includes her engagement in participating in and co-facilitating the EcoWisdom Accessible Nature Wellness Programs. Her passion for nature began as a child. She grew up on a farm which set the stage for her continued love and respect for nature; its peace and tranquility, and the countless healing powers nature has to offer will always be a part of her life.