Lawrence believes strongly in community services and is presently a Rotarian since 2003. He is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation (Cape Mudge) and presently resides in Victoria, BC. Lawrence most recently was the Chief Executive Officer of the Malahat Nation/Investment Corporation and is now focused on working with other First Nations throughout western Canada to advance and focus their governance, administrative structures, and install effective modern economic and business authorities. Most recently, he has been appointed Chair/President of the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business. Lawrence has completed the Directors Education Program through the Institute of Corporate Directors. He also has a Bachelor of Arts along with other Diplomas in Governance and Public Administration all from the University of Victoria. Other diplomas include Business Management, First Nations Schools Management, and International Trade.