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Mona is the founder/director of a not- for- profit dementia initiative called Memory Lane Home Living Inc. in Richmond Hill, ON. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Sociology, and has worked in the field of mental health. Mona is currently completing a Gerontology Certificate through McMaster University. She put herself through university as a nurse’s aide and became acquainted with the care needs of seniors and the LongTerm Care system. During the last 4 years Mona reacquainted herself with the care needs of seniors as she became a caregiver for her mother, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia.

Mona began questioning the existing systems of care, with the help of other interested individuals in dementia related fields. Together they sought an alternative co-operative model of living that better addresses the needs of caregivers and their loved ones on the dementia journey. Mona’s passion to improve daily living with dementia has inspired a home called Memory Lane Home Living Inc. and other dementia initiatives. Mona was recently recognized by her local Member of Parliament for the volunteer initiative, whereby she successfully brought together the community of caregivers, churches, health care providers, politicians, and interested individuals, for a “Living Well with Dementia in York Region” Conference.

Mona Lancaster, At The National Club
Feb 23, 2018
 
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Born in England, Stella graduated from St Thomas' Hospital in physiotherapy in 1978, moved to Penticton, BC in 1980 to do a locum and to learn to ski.

 She moved to Nova Scotia in 1985 to upgrade to a degree and sail her laser. Stella began her Rotary journey with the Bedford Sackville and District Rotary Club in 1994 and could not imagine the impact that Rotary would have on her life.  Her club now is The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside, and she served as Club President in 1996-97. 

Stella served as District Governor for D7820 in 2014-2015, which covers Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island and St Pierre et Miquelon (French Overseas Territory).  She loved learning that each community and club are unique and all the different ways that Rotarians are working in their communities, especially up in the north of Labrador and the small communities in rural Nova Scotia.

Stella is honoured to be working as the current End Polio Now Zone Coordinator for 24E. Or, in true Rotary acronym fashion:  EPNZC!  She is also trainer for the Rotary Foundation Grant program for District 7820.

Stella has been on NID (National Immunization Day) trips to Nigeria led by Ann Lee in 2013-2015 and recently returned in November if 2017 so is uniquely positioned to share the amazing changes that have led to Nigeria being polio free for the second time for over a year.

She has also been to India, and then Madagascar in 2015.  She saw the three stages of polio eradication, India being more than three years polio free, Madagascar in turmoil because of 10 cases of vaccine derived polio because of lax vaccination programs and Nigeria at 1 year polio free. Stella is a Paul Harris Society member a Bequest Society Member, and has received the regional Service Award for a Polio free world.

She works as a physiotherapist in the area of Women’s Health in Bedford and her hobbies include sailing, hiking and paddle-boarding with her dog Sailor.

 

 

Stella Roy, at the Fairmont - Tudor Rooms 7 and 8
Mar 02, 2018
 
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Paulette Senior has devoted her career to empowering women and girls to overcome barriers and reach their full potential. She faced her own set of barriers when she immigrated to Canada from Jamaica as a young girl – an experience that ignited her interest in justice and activism.

Paulette began her career on the front lines of social service organizations in some of Toronto’s most economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods. “I realized that the roles could easily have been switched; that it could have been me living in those circumstances.” She saw first-hand the urgent need for social resources and systemic change to transform women’s lives. Through her work and advocacy with shelters, as well as employment and housing programs, she has earned numerous awards and become one of the most respected women leaders in Canada.

Paulette joined the Canadian Women’s Foundation in 2016, after 10 years as CEO of YWCA Canada. She is a sought-after speaker and commentator on issues including gender equity, gender-based violence, women’s poverty and the wage gap, girls’ empowerment, and leadership. Her work at the Foundation is guided by the vision of an inclusive, national movement toward equity that will strengthen all Canadians.

The premise of the Foundation when it was created was to transform the lives of women and to support the underpinning of a women’s movement in Canada. Being able to lead the next iteration of that is an incredible opportunity.” – Paulette Senior

Professional and volunteer background

Working with all levels of government, Paulette has advocated on issues around poverty, housing, violence against women, immigration, and social justice. She has led, managed, and operated shelters, employment programs, and housing programs at organizations such as Yellow Brick House, YWCA Toronto, Macaulay Child Development Centre, Lawrence Heights Community Health Centre, and Central Neighbourhood House. She is a current Board Member and former Chair of the Board at Women’s College Hospital.

Education and awards

Paulette graduated from York University with a double honours BA in psychology and urban studies. Over the course of her career, she has won several awards including: the African Canadian Achievement Award, the AfroGlobal Leadership Award, the Black Women Civic Engagement Award, the MicroSkills Margot Franssen Leadership Award, and the Woman of Influence citation.

Host Chantelle MacDonald

 

Pauline Senior, CEO & Pres - Cdn Wonen;s Fdn.
Mar 09, 2018
 
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Jagmeet Singh grew up in Scarborough, St. John’s, and Windsor, and served as an Ontario MPP from 2011 until 2017 when he became leader of Canada’s NDP. Guided by values rooted in his experiences growing up, Jagmeet is building a fairer, more just Canada where everyone can realize their dreams.

 

Jagmeet’s parents came to Canada to build a better life. His family worked hard to make ends meet so that Jagmeet and his younger siblings could follow their dreams and believe that anything is possible.

 

Like others who stand out, Jagmeet faced a lot of bullying in school and felt like he didn’t belong. But even then he realized he wasn’t alone.

 

Jagmeet’s early experiences are what shaped him and fuel his passion for justice. He developed a sensitivity to the unfairness that others experience, and in solidarity, committed himself to fighting injustice in all its forms.

 

Jagmeet has been fighting for fairness ever since. At university, he was an outspoken activist who fought against raising tuition fees. He studied law so he could support community organizations fighting poverty, keeping tuition affordable, and advocating for equal access to justice for marginalized communities.

 

But the people and communities Jagmeet fought for needed an ally in government – so he decided to run. Right from the start, Jagmeet was told that a New Democrat could never win a seat in the Peel Region. He refused to believe the cynics.

By mobilizing young people and providing a space for them to take on leadership roles in their own community, Jagmeet and his team proved the critics wrong and won – and Jagmeet went straight to work.

 

Jagmeet used his platform as an MPP and Deputy Leader of Ontario’s NDP to fight for a fairer society. He took on the discriminatory practice of arbitrary police checks known as carding. He spoke up repeatedly on the need for good jobs and an end to precarious work. And he fought for the protection and expansion of public ownership over our utilities and public infrastructure.

Jagmeet ran to be leader of the NDP because he believes that Canada can be a place where everyone can succeed, together. He believes that if we lift up the people around us, we all rise.

 

As leader, Jagmeet is putting everything he has into building that Canada. That means fighting for good jobs to combat growing inequality. It means a real plan for our environment that includes workers and their families. It means pursuing true reconciliation with Indigenous communities. And it means addressing our electoral system to ensure that our democracy truly represents the will of all Canadians when it comes time to vote.

 

Jagmeet believes that it takes an act of love to realize that we’re all in this together and an act of courage to demand better, dream bigger, and fight for a more just and inclusive world.

 

 

Jagmeet Singh - Fairmont Confed 5 and 6
Mar 16, 2018
 

 

Annual Fundraiser at Steam Whistle
Mar 29, 2018
 
Good Friday, No Lunch Meeting
Mar 30, 2018
 

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Fair Trade Canada
Apr 06, 2018
 

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Marketing and Communications Committee
Apr 13, 2018
 
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Apr 20, 2018
 

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Michele Fisher
Apr 27, 2018
 
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