What do you get when you cross a compassionate spirit with a mother’s heart, adding in legal expertise and a gift for leadership? You get Lisa McManus, Legal Counsel at HSLDA Canada.
Lisa wears many hats in her personal and work lives that uniquely equip her for her role at HSLDA. Her care and concern for others has led her to make many powerful life choices, including being a founding director of Safe Families Canada, a ministry designed to extend and strengthen the community safety net for at-risk families, and to reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system.
Lisa and her husband, Greg, are parents to six children, some biological, some adopted, and some fostered. Extending their family through adoption and fostering was not quite enough, however, and so Lisa and Greg also have opened their home to various international students through a homestay program.
Of course, there is also the business side to Lisa: she is the sole practitioner at McManus Law Office, and she is a principal in McManus Contracting Inc., her husband’s construction company.
Somehow over the years, Lisa also found the time to homeschool her children!