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On Friday, November 18, 2016, Azucena, the Head Nurse, and I received a call from the Community Health Facilitator early in the morning informing us that a woman named Estela in El Duraznal had started going into labour in the middle of the night. The Ministry of Health nurses could not go and see her until later in the afternoon, but to wait until the afternoon could mean losing the mother and the baby.
Trisha Flanagan is a jewellery maker, mother of 2, olive eater, movie buff, and first generation Canadian. From an early age Trisha was drawn to expressing herself through the arts. She found herself creating handcrafted objects and relished in their beauty. It was the pursuit of this passion that led her to continue her formal education at Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in Calgary, Alberta.
Connor and Leslie were born and raised in Calgary but spent their summers exploring the outdoors. Leslie claims her father has the largest collection of taxidermied trout in the world and their summers were spent camping and fishing in pursuit of expanding his collection.
Candice is a wife, a mother of three, and an entrepreneur. Born in South Africa and immigrating to Canada as a child she grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia. It was here that Candice had the idea of creating hand-made vintage-inspired aprons.
In May of this year I had the privilege to travel to Sierra Leone to both visit and monitor CAUSE Kids’ field projects. During my time in the remote northern region of Koinadugu District, where our CAUSE Kids Education Program is located, I was blessed with the opportunity to meet so many remarkable individuals who are making a real difference in this highly marginalized area.
Jackie has always been a creator. As a young girl she remembers creating jewelry boxes from egg cartons, styling belts as headbands, and constantly rearranging the furniture in her room.
Wendy Fehr is CAUSE Canada’s new CEO (as of January 2016). Paul and Beverly Carrick will be stepping back… not out, taking on some new and exciting roles within the organization. Wendy is experienced, well traveled and passionate about the issues at the heart of CAUSE Canada's mission.