TRACY ODELL - Toronto (Scarborough), Ontario

Interests: mobility issues and all other disability issues to some extent, including learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and attention deficit disorders with and without hyperactivity (ADD and ADHD)

Background: Tracy Odell is a life-long advocate for independent living and the right of people with disabilities to live in the community. Tracy has assisted in founding numerous supportive housing programs with attendant services, is credited with the establishment of "Nurturing Assistance," has published articles and appeared in videos to raise awareness of issues relating to disability.

She is currently a board member and member of the Executive of CWDO. Tracy has a Masters degree in Critical Disability Studies, and a B.A and B.Ed. in English and Special Education. Working full time and self-managing her attendant services, Tracy lives with her husband, two daughters, granddaughter and assorted pets in