Olivia works with caregivers and their clients to find accessible, human, and practical solutions to situations that occur relating to sexuality, relationships, and sexual health. Mixing work in the disability field and sexuality studies, she has a passionate commitment to a world where we can speak openly about “taboo” topics. Using anti-oppressive, intersectional, structural, and feminist lenses to examine the world, she has been working in the social services sector in the Ottawa community for over seven years. More recently, she has developed an innovative sex education curriculum for youth with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Using a “lean-in” approach to emerging challenges, Olivia practices with a curious and open mind, with a continuing desire to continue learning from others. In her spare time, she enjoys walks with her rescue dog along Elgin street, finding a good thrifting item or furniture to fix and flip, and stay home with a good horror movie.