“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. but that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But, if you do nothing, there will be no result.” MAHATMA GANDHI
Social Justice has been a passion of mine all my life. I was taught to be informed and then to be involved. I support a number of organizations but the following are the ones that are nearest and dearest to my heart.
- Teacher Mentors Abroad
- United Way London & Middlesex
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Heart and Stroke Foundation
- Free the Children
I have been a volunteer with this amazing organization for the last two years. We have been working with teachers in the Dominican Republic with the vision that the best way to lift a country is with education, and the best way to do that is to empower these exceptional teachers with the strategies to teach their students. I have worked on the planning of the 4 day workshops for teachers, been the photographer on location for the week and I created their current website. Please consider checking out the work we have done by clicking on the logo above. I am also committed to making a donation to TMA for every headshot session booked.
I have been a proud supporter of the United Way for the last 25 years. I believe that the work they do helps to empower people in my own community.
We all have been impacted by cancer. I will not make a list of the people I have cared about that have been impacted by cancer here. However, it is the work of research and support by organizations such as this one and the care and passion of nurses, porters, doctors, researchers, volunteers and others that made a difference to my Mother’s life. Her life was extended and she was given hope because of all of them. And for that, I am incredibly grateful.
My father died from his first heart attack at age 57. My husband has lived and thrived after his near fatal heart attack at age 45. The difference in outcomes was because of the extraordinary advancement in research and care. And for that, I am grateful.
I have been a proud supporter of Free the Children for over a decade now. The work they do internationally is well known, but what many people do not realize, is the work that they do in Canada to empower our youth to be leaders of change today. Our youth have the potential that is often left untapped. The work that Free the Children has done has been extraordinary. As a lead in starting The Barefoot Walk in London, Ontario and now a proud sponsor of this annual event, I have seen first hand the impact of this organization with young people.