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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

Speech in Vienna for International Women’s Day

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The Canadian Embassy in Austria celebrated International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8th. Attending as Chair of Famous 5 Ottawa, she spoke about the organziation and Canadian women.

She was joined by Ursula Moser, Founding Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Canadian musician violinist Lucia Hall and pianist Catalina Butcaru.

Isabel highlighted the historical contribution of the Famous 5 and the Persons Case to the development of the Canadian constitution. She concluded with a summary about Canadian political women today.

The event was well attended and drew Ambassadors from Pakistan, China, Jordan, South Africa and a host of other nations.

The embassy marks the day each year in order to promote the status and rights of women, while recognizing their achievements. This has often involved having a Canadian woman speak on women’s issues, along with a cultural presentation or performance by Canadian or local women.

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