I remember wondering as a child, why the doctors were only men, and the women were only nurses. Then, my mother told me that yes, indeed, women could be doctors too. I also remember feeling defenseless at the age of 3, when I was wrongly accused of stealing another child’s crayons, and there was no one to stand up for me. Through these and other experiences, I understand how gender, injustice and poor health adversely affect people, communities and the world. More importantly, I have a vision of a better world where everyone has the opportunity to be better and do better.
All nature, and in fact, the entire universe, provide us with a perpetual reminder that there is enough, and more, for all of us.
We have enough understanding and intelligence to ensure that justice, equality, and respect for human dignity prevail everywhere.Solving the world’s problems is possible – Camille Isaacs-Morell
I have served as a volunteer, board member, mentor and donor in support of healthcare, women and girls and marginalized persons.
- Healthcare. Poor health of one individual has adverse repercussions on families, the healthcare system, the economy and the world.
- Women and girls. Half of the world’s population is women. Without access to education and opportunities for professional development, women and girls cannot actively and effectively contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the world.
- Marginalized persons. Often forgotten by society, the homeless, imprisoned and ethnic minorities, if given access to the right resources, can be equipped to become active participants in the society. I know this to be true from my experience as a volunteer in the prison system, serving in shelters for homeless persons and mentoring young persons from ethnic minority groups.
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Causes I support
- Women and girls
- Marginalized persons
- Ethnic minorities
I worked with Camille on a fundraising sponsorship agreement between YMCA Ontario and Standard Life. This was new territory for the YMCA and Camille helped us navigate the “waters” resulting in a highly successful awareness campaign being run by Standard Life in support of the YMCA’s Strong Kids fundraising campaign. She is creative, well organized with excellent people skills. A thoroughly enjoyed my time working with her.Rob Armstrong, CEO, YMCA of Simcoe/Muscoca