Lindsay is the Manager of Development at MDS and has over 10 years’ experience in program delivery and project management, including experience with the federal government across Canada. At M’akola, Lindsay has managed the completion of several major development projects, totaling over 300 units of affordable housing in BC, and provides strategic advice and direction on projects representing hundreds of additional affordable homes and community spaces. Lindsay is part of the MDS Leadership Team and manages MDS’ Comox Valley office.
Her specialization is First Nations’ on-reserve housing and she has also worked as a communications professional, leading the development of community-based research with an environmental non-profit in northern Alberta. Recognizing the ability of housing development to improve the wellbeing of communities, she employs a thoughtful and empathetic approach that focuses on housing at the service of community.
Lindsay is an experienced presenter, having presented at the World Indigenous Housing Conference in 2013 and the American Association of Geographers’ annual conference in New York. She has an MA from the University of Victoria (2013) where she focused on impacts of federal on-reserve housing policy, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours with Distinction from Queen’s University (2006) and has received several awards including a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship. She has lived and worked in Montreal, Ottawa, northern Alberta, and across BC.