Heather Lamb of Prince George is the winner of the 2023 Canadian Association of Social Workers Award (BC) for her exemplary service to others and her community.
Lamb works for Spinal Cord Injury BC and as dedicated personal and professional time to fighting for a more accessible society for people with disabilities. Her personal and family experience with disability, fuels her passion for addressing ableism in society. She provides case management and counselling services to individuals with spinal cord injury or related disabilities, and she addresses systemic inequalities through her advocacy efforts.
“Heather Lamb is an exceptional and compassionate social worker who has made significant contributions improving the lives of British Columbians and it is our pleasure to recognize her with this awards,” Michael Crawford, President of the BC Association of Social Workers, said in a release.
Minister of Children and Family Development Mitzi Dean will present Lamb with her award on Wednesday as part of BC Social Work Week.
Lamb is a previous winner of the Bridget Moran Advancement of Social Work in Northern Communities Award and was named to the Prince George Chamber of Commerce's Top 40 Under 40 list in 2016.