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Contributions

Awards

  • Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Award (2022)
  • Ottawa Distinguished Women Lifetime Contribution Award (2022) — View Award Site
  • Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • #OC150 Award, Province of Ontario
  • Mayor’s City Building Award, City of Ottawa (2017)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2012)
  • Leading Women Building Communities Award, Province of Ontario (2010)
  • Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, Province of Ontario (2010)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (2002)
  • Judy LaMarsh Woman of Distinction (1988)

Involvement

  • Volunteer, Community Drop In, Shepherds of Good Hope (2019 – present)
  • Member, City of Ottawa 2017 Committee (2017 – 2018)
  • Member, Citizens’ Council, Ministry of Health & Long Term Care, Ontario (2015 – 2019)
  • Chair, Famous 5 Ottawa (1999 – 2019)
  • Member, Advisory Board, the Canadian Centre for Progressive Policy, Ottawa (2014 – present)
  • International Election Observer & Trainer (2002 -present — 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)
  • Founding Director, Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival (1994-2000)

Header Photo: With Nellie McClung at the Women Are Persons! Monument, Parliament Hill, 2018 (Photo credit: iPolitics)