We Are IH: Social worker supports clients to achieve their goals

March 14, 2024
Leanne enjoying nature.

Name: Leanne Brace (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Social Worker
Years of Service: 8
Worksite: Primary Care Network (Fruitvale and Rossland)
Community:  Kootenay Boundary
Ancestral Territory: Syilx and Ktunaxa
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: "After all, tomorrow is another day." - Scarlett O'Hara

Born at the Trail Regional Hospital (now Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH)), Leanne was raised in Fruitvale. Her patience and passion for helping others brought her to choosing a career in social work. 

During her studies in the Bachelor of Social Work Program, Leanne took an adventurous step to enter in an exchange program. Travelling all the way to Knoxville, Tennessee to continue her academic journey, she learned another important lesson – she loves the South! Her Tennessee interests ranges from football to sweet tea and everything in between. 

Once Leanne returned to Canada from her exchange program, she graduated from the University of Calgary, Lethbridge campus with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2009. 

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