Veronica is of Aboriginal and French ancestry. She is in pursuit of more knowledge about her Aboriginal roots, natural ways of healing, as well as the importance of spiritual healing and living. She is currently finishing her training with PREFER to become a peer support worker. Veronica is a proud member of “The Women Speak Out” team and the Toronto Community Housing (TCH) tenant’s team with “The Speakers Bureau” (which changed her life). She is presently working at a drop-in that promotes wellness groups (W.R.A.P and Pathways to Recovery) for TCH tenants in a peers helping peers capacity. Veronica has joined The Dream Team because of her interest in activism, and advocacy. She shares her life experiences, good and bad, to promote personal recovery, as well as public education around government issues, medical systems, and policy changes concerning supportive housing, mental health and addictions. Veronica tells her story of recovery, and her hopes and dreams in order to encourage others. In her spare time Veronica enjoys writing and has been published in two international poetry books. She enjoys music shows, live theatre, family/friend gatherings, and of course writing and talking!