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IWFC AGM Recognizes Canadian Female Public Health Officers' COVID Leadership

IWFC AGM Recognizes Canadian Female Public Health Officers' COVID Leadership
19 Jun 2020 by Svitlana Nechyporenko

At IWFC's June 18 AGM the membership passed unanimously the two motions below to recognize the extraordinary leadership of Canadian female public health officers and the IWF members who have also contributed their talents, expertise and leadership to protecting Canadians during COVID. We celebrate their dedication and exceptional service to Canadians.

THAT IWF Canada recognize the extraordinary leadership of the Federal and Female Provincial and Municipal Chief Medical Officers during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, to protect and support the people of Canada; THAT IWF Canada extend an honourary one-year membership, through the respective Chapter Chairs, to each of these outstanding women leaders and role models, and an immediate invitation to membership in 2021. Further, THAT IWFC recognize the female Provincial and Municipal Chief Medical Officers in collaboration with the IWF British Columbia Forum.

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Chief Medical Officer, Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, British Columbia
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer, Alberta
Dr. Kami Kandola, Chief Public Health Officer, Northwest Territories
Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Public Health Officer, PEI
Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer of Health, New Brunswick

Dr. Patricia Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer and VP, Public Health, Vancouver Coastal Health
Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto and leader of Toronto Public Health
Dre Mylène Drouin, Santé Montréal
Dr. Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health
Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Director of Communicable Disease Control and Associate Medical Officer of Health, Toronto

THAT IWF Canada celebrates and honours the substantial efforts of many of its members to support and protect their communities and the people of Canada during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Their leadership and spirit embody the best attributes of the IWF Global community of exemplary women luminaries.