Laurèl Laurin is a fluently bilingual, highly motivated and experienced government relations specialist currently employed as a full-time federal lobbyist at national health care association. Having worked on Parliament Hill for 13 years in the political arena, Laurèl’s knowledge of the workings and tactics of government are extensive and profound. She has been a part time professor, for over 18 years, at Algonquin College in Ottawa. She attended the University of Ottawa and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, she attended John Abbott College where she pursued studies in Police Technology, and at Dawson College at the faculty of Sociology. Laurèl has 2 daughters and has a deep passion for the outdoors, where she loves camping, hiking, canoeing, gardening and swimming and has lived experience of substance use disorder and is proud to be living in long term recovery.