Tracy Odell

Tracy Odell


Tracy 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. She is credited with the establishment of "Nurturing Assistance," program to support parents who need attendant services to be able to look after their infants and young children themselves. She has published articles and appeared in videos to raise awareness of issues relating to disability and is a board member of Citizens with Disabilities Ontario (CWDO).  . 

Tracy has a Master’s degree in Critical Disability Studies and received the John Lord Participatory Action Research Award for her Major Research Paper, “Not Your Average Childhood.”  She has a B.A. and B.Ed. in English and Special Education.

She retired from full-time work in the Ontario Public Service in 2017, where she was responsible for addressing accessibility, diversity and inclusion within a government ministry. 

Tracy self-manages her own attendant services and lives with her husband in Scarborough.  They enjoy spending time with their two grown daughters and granddaughter.

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