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Isabel Metcalfe: Public Affairs Counsel

As Chair, Enbridge Ottawa Famous 5 Luncheons, 2010

  • Second busiest lobbyist in Ottawa, 2014 Maclean's Power Issue
  • Member, City of Ottawa 2017 Committee, 2015 - current
  • Member, Citizens’ Council, Ministry of Health & Long Term Care, Ontario, 2015 - current
  • Member, Advisory Board, the Canadian Centre for Progressive Policy, Ottawa, 2014 - current
  • Chair, Famous 5 Ottawa, 1999–current
  • International Election Observer & Trainer, 2002 – current (Lebanon, Albania, Ukraine, Azerbaijan)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Ontario Trillium Foundation, 2004–2010
  • Juror, Governor General’s Persons’ Case Awards, 1998–2003
  • Chair, Community Advisory Committee, The Ottawa Hospital, 1999–2003
  • Member, Board of Trustees, The Ottawa Hospital, 1998–2001
  • Member, Board of Trustees, The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, 1988–1998
  • Founding Director, Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, 1994-2000
  • Secretary, Hong Kong Canada Business Association, 1992 - 1997

Awards

  • Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
  • Her Majesty the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
  • Leading Women Building Communities Award, Province of Ontario, 2010
  • Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, Province of Ontario, 2010
  • Judy LaMarsh Woman of Distinction, 1988

The Hill Times: Famous 5 Assists Young Women

The October 29th edition of the Hill Times featured Isabel Metcalfe’s article about the work of Famous 5 Ottawa. Famous 5 is committed to giving young women opportunities to take part in civic life.

As the article noted, including young women in meaningful roles encourages them to consider public service and public life as a viable career option.

Isabel goes on to state, “Our focus on young women and girls has sparkled up Famous 5 Ottawa, enhanced our work, brought diversity, energy and vibrancy to our organization.”

Read the full article.