About Angela Louie
"My mission is to make a significant, positive and lasting impact on people's lives by being true to and sharing
the greatness in me and by bringing out the greatness in others...to inspire people to do great things."
An occupational therapist by training, Angela started her professional career in 1988, attained her post-professional Masters Degree in 2007 and has worked in acute inpatient, day program, and community mental health settings.
In 2005 Angela introduced the Recovery Centred Clinical System to Fraser Health. They subsequently adopted it as their clinical model across mental health services. Angela has been working with Fraser Health to implement recovery practices on a wide-scale across mental health services.
She wrote her first book, The Possibility Tree, bringing together themes of dreaming, meaning and growing your life.
In 2005 Angela was the first BC Toastmaster to win 3 provincial contests in a row (Table Topics, Evaluation, International) and to win the prestigious silver medal at the World Championship of Public Speaking. In 2017, she became the 76th person in the world to achieve the title of Accredited Speaker.
Currently she is travelling with her husband, internationally renowned photographer Allan de la Plante (), sharing their experiences in her blog Diary of a Virgin Traveller (on this site), and knitting, knitting, knitting.
She has 3 grown children, Bajan, Keane and India.