Thursday, November 6, 2008

Myrtha Lapierre

Nurse, educator, advocate

Lives in Ottawa since 1956.

Moved to Canada from Haiti, to study nursing.

Became a health care advocate, a nursing professor and a mentor to generations of immigrants.

Promoter of ethnocultural relations, as well as Haitian arts and culture.

Received the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2006.

October 25 has been declared Myrtha Lapierre Day in Ottawa by the City Council in 2006, an honour usually bestowed to institutions and organizations.

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