Biography

Christina has a long history of involvement within the persons with disabilities community. She is a graduate of Algonquin College in the General Arts and Science program, as well as the Crisis Management/Human psychology program. She has also obtained accreditation as a Social Service worker and Developmental Service Worker. She then continued her education at Carleton University, completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. At Algonquin College, Christina was on the Dean’s Honors list for Developmental Service Workers, and at Carleton University she received awards including the John Teuscher award, Giovanni Caboto Scholarship, a finalist for Celebration of People award for advocacy award (2014), winner Faces Magazine: Faces Awards (2016): Ottawa Favourite Social Service Worker and nominated by West Ottawa Board of Trade’s: West Ottawa Business Excellence Awards (BEA’s) for Community Support/Non-Profit Business of the Year Award (2016) .Christina served for 3 years as a board member of Citizens with Disabilities Ontario(CWDO). Additionally, she volunteers her time within the community and has been a tireless volunteer for initiatives such as Make the Cut program, Slice, Walk N Roll fundraiser, All hands on Braille camp for kids, and Jewish Family Services as a program assistant. She proudly serves as the first Executive Director and President of the Board of Ability First Ottawa.