Linda is a founding member of the Dream Team. She was originally on the Board for Mental Health Services and spoke out against the lack of supportive housing and ongoing stigma against mental health consumer/survivors. She organized with other like-minded people and that is how the Dream Team was formed. Linda had a tumultuous childhood. At age 8 she was pulled out of school to work for the family. At 13, Linda was sent to Toronto to live with her paternal great grandmother. After years of being on the street, Linda took literacy classes from Progress Place and has now discovered the joy of reading. She was homeless for many years and through Progress Place she acquired housing with Mainstay where she has been for 16 years. She lives with her 4 cats. Linda has won many awards for her courage to advocate and now enjoys her leisure time as a stand-up comedienne.