As many of you might guess, one of the best parts of being the Executive Director at CAUSE Canada is visiting the field. These visits rarely resemble a vacation and, while I am not sitting at a desk, they usually involve many hours of sitting in a truck bumping over bad roads and sleeping in the company of a few cockroaches (which are not my favourite but I can live with them for a few nights).
With our gala just around the corner, CAUSE Canada’s Canadian office is buzzing with excitement and putting the final touches on the evening. This event is our biggest opportunity each year to share face-to-face with our partners, donors, and guests some of the heart of our work...
What if we imagined what we could do together to end extreme poverty…and then we did it.
Join us at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25th 2017 at the Pinebrook Golf and Country Club for CAUSE Canada’s annual fundraising event.
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.
In a few short days, I will hop on a plane and make the journey from Sierra Leone back home to Canada.
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.