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Congratulations to our Michelle Pockey Leadership Award winners

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who applied for the Michelle Pockey Leadership award.

We received an astounding number of applications from emerging leaders across the province, and were so inspired by their personal stories. This year’s award was given to two deserving individuals in recognition of Michelle Pockey, who was an exceptional leader, and community activist.

Congratulations to Dawn Johnson and Crystal Smith.


“I cannot begin to put to words how much this award means to me and to my children. From the places I have come from, there are many reasons for me not to be where I am today. I am blessed to have been able to pursue an education and a career, to be involved in the community, and to have found healing from the traumas of my past. I have been blessed with so many women in my path who lift me up and who push me forward when I waiver or when I feel weak.  Through this award I have once again been lifted and shown that support by women.  So for that, as well as this support with my education, I am so humbled, honored and grateful.
Kinanaskomitinaw (Thank you all)”

Dawn Johnson, Recipient of Michelle Pockey Leadership Award 2017


“Receiving this award has allowed me to move forward with my dreams to which I am grateful for.”

Crystal Smith, Recipient of Michelle Pockey Leadership Award 2017


To donate or learn more about the Michelle Pockey Leadership Award, please click here.

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