Karen DeLong began her career as a Community Support Worker in Maple Ridge in 1994. Her work then branched into Family Support for the Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living providing one-to-one family support as well as organizing group information sharing events. Karen joined Inclusion BC in 2008 with a focus on Inclusive Education and Family Support. Three years later she took on the role as Director of Community Development. Her son, Angelo has been and continues to be her work’s inspiration.