A summer spent working at a Group Home in Ottawa during her teen years, changed the course of Debra Moore’s life and education. After completing her education Debra moved to Nova Scotia in 1976 with her husband. She is the mother of two daughters and an adopted son who has Downs Syndrome, and Nana to six incredible grandchildren.
Throughout her life, Debra’s entrepreneurial spirit has kept her busy. She has always been deeply involved in developing services for people with special needs. It is what led her to co-found the L’Arche Homefires community in Wolfville, where she still volunteers her time in their Applewicks workshop. Debra was also a founding member of Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op.
Now retired Debra live in Black River Nova Scotia in a beautiful community called Lorax Woodlands, a community of eight households who share in the ideal of community building, a place where everyone feels accepted, respected and able to support each other as good neighbours.
In her spare time Debra knits and crochets Afghans for children at risk.