“Education is the one thing no one can take away from you” – Phyllis Mayer’s motto
Born in Barbados; came to Canada at the age of 17; is celebrating 50 years in Canada in 2011.
Graduated as an RNA from St.Vincent Hospital in 1961 where she worked for 42 years; studied Nursing at Algonquin College and Pharmacology at the University of Ottawa.
Has been recognized and honoured often for her longtime volunteer work, doing community work, and volunteering on various boards and committees.
Partial list of awards
City of Gloucester Outstanding Volunteer (1997)
Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship (1998)
City of Gloucester Heart of Gold Award (2000)
International Year of the Volunteer Award (2001)
United Way Community Builder Award (2002)
Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award (2009)