Ingrid Palmer is the LEO of Focus On Ability. She has two business diplomas and a degree in French studies from York. As a partially sighted woman of color, Ingrid works with organizations to build stronger and supportive communities. A former Crown Ward herself, Ingrid believes in the potential and value of every youth in care. Ingrid holds the distinction of being the first former foster child to sit on the board of the girls group home where she resided. As an advocate she is committed to amplifying marginalized voices, and has championed causes in the child welfare, disabled, education, housing, and poverty sectors. On the Toronto District School Board, Ingrid co-chairs both the Equity and Inner City Community Advisory committees. She is an award winning inspirational speaker and author, and is certified in group facilitation, diversity and inclusion, and mental health first aid.