Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli
A second and final provincial Leading Women Building Communities award was presented today to Kathleen Jodouin by Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli.
The surprise presentation was made at a brief ceremony attended by coworkers at the AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area office, where Jodouin has worked for seven years. She is the group’s Women & HIV/AIDS Community Development Coordinator.
Jodouin also serves on the boards of several local organizations, including the Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre, Nipissing Legal Clinic, North East Women’s Health Alliance and Nipissing Postpartum Mood Disorder Network.
“Kathleen’s commitment and dedication to the work of the AIDS committee is truly admirable, and it’s terrific that she’s been recognized in this manner,” Fedeli said.
The Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition Programs acknowledge and celebrate individuals who exhibit exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their schools or communities.
Eligibility criteria include work to remove workplace or career barriers for girls or women; the prevention of violence against women, racism or discrimination; encouraging participation in any part of public service; and acting as a positive role model through mentoring or coaching.
Since the inception of the programs in 2006, more than 450 women and girls in Ontario have been recognized for their leadership qualities.