Ms. Carroll has been a tireless advocate for people with disabilities for more than 25 years. Ms. Carroll began her volunteer work with the Canadian Paraplegic Association and then became involved with the Independent Living Resource Centre. In 1990 she became a board member of the ILRC and became chairperson in 1995. She led the organization through some difficult times and always worked with the goal to empower persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their lives. Ms. Carroll took on a leadership role on the national level with Independent Living Resource Centres, and served in various roles including that of chairperson. In 2000, she was appointed to the Newfoundland and Labrador Buildings Accessibility Advisory Board. As well, Ms. Carroll volunteers with the Holy Trinity Band Parent Association and was instrumental in planning two international and one Canadian trip for 40 plus students. And, probably the hardest thing ever, she recruited more parents to volunteer with her as well!