Activities

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Publications

August 2022 Pastels & Prose – a bilingual book of 65 pastel paintings and the stories that inspired me to create them.

June 2022 article in Le Journal Metro Dorval-Lachine regarding my involvement in dementia prevention. (In French only.)

December 2021 featured in ‘Open Door. From the Inside Out.’ Book published by Communitas Montreal

April 2021: Featured as Renowned Author by Your Workplace magazine. Articles on wellness, employee engagement, productivity, leadership, workplace culture and management.

A case study on how the Alzheimer Society of Montreal maintained employee engagement during the first nine months of the pandemic was published in Your Workplace magazine Jan-Feb 2021 Edition Volume 23 Issue 1.

The Anchor

The Anchor is the newsletter of All Saints by the Lake Anglican Parish Church, Dorval, Québec.

Presentations

Art Exhibition at the Dorval Library 1 November 2022 – 21 January 2023.

Pastel art demonstration to members of the Dorval Artists’ Association 1 November 2022. See slideshow of the creation of a pastel painting.

Slideshow presented at the Church of All Saints by the Lake. 14 February 2021 ‘Celebrating the resilience and contribution of Canadians of Black African Descent and Origin.

15 February 2022, presentation on ‘How Art Chose Me’ to Open Door meeting of Communitas Montreal.

Appointments

June 2021, mentor in the Women in Governance Mentorship Program.

April 2021, member of the Advisory Committee, Women of Colour Thrive. WOCThrive is an organization led by women of colour who understand their unique challenges and know what needs to be done to effectively identify gaps, implement solutions, and create opportunities for diverse female talent to thrive, lead and contribute.

March 2021, appointed Vice-president, Hope for Dementia. Hope for Dementia is a federal non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dementia and other cognitive disorders.  Raising funds for research is a key component of the organization’s mission.

Continuous learning

May 2021, Certificate in Corporate Governance – Institut sur la gouvernance d’organisations privées et publiques in partnership with Women in Governance.

Speaking engagements

17 September 2022, guest on Life Unrehearsed CJAD 800 Montreal, to discuss lifestyle changes that could potentially prevent dementia or delay its onset.

18 July 2022, guest on Global News Morning to discuss the submission of a petition to the Québec National Assembly to make dementia prevention a health priority in the province.

10 June 2022, Speaker on the Leaders’ Panel at the Internationally Educated Professionals Conference 2022.

27 February 2022, Homily at Grace Anglican Church, Montreal. Lifting the veil. Living in love.

20 February 2022, Homily at St. George’s Anglican Church, Montreal. Storytelling & Reconciliation.

13 February 2022, Homily at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Ottawa. Truth, Deception and Choice.

25 October 2021, guest on radio talkshow ‘Daybreak’ CBC Montreal to discuss the submission of a petition to the Federal Government to make dementia prevention a national health priority.

19 September 2021, guest on television news program LCN maintenant to discuss dementia prevention and a petition to make dementia prevention a national health priority.

11 September 2021, Guest on radio talkshow ‘Life Unrehearsed’ CJAD800 Montreal to discuss dementia prevention strategies.

Homily at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Ottawa. 14 February 2021. Living the Kingdom of God on Earth.

Influencing

In May 2022, Hope for Dementia launched a petition to the Government of Québec to declare dementia prevention a health care priority and to adopt strategies to:
• Reduce avoidable diagnoses by promoting educational programs and early detection;
• Decelerate the risks and symptoms through the deployment of a standardized cognitive test targeting at-risk groups;
• Reverse the symptoms of mild cognitive dementia by providing access to clinical trials financed by a dedicated public/private sector fund.
In addition, the petition recommends the training of medical personnel on how to screen the symptoms and better manage dementia diagnoses.

On 25 November 2021, I submitted a petition to the federal minister of health of Canada, requesting him to make dementia prevention a national healthcare priority.

Since 2020, contributed to the Anti-Black Racism Working Group of the Diocese of Montreal. Presentation at the Diocesan Synod in November 2020 and prepared a submission to the Primate of the Anglican Church in Canada.

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