Expert advisor in the field of crime prevention, youth intervention and criminal diversion
Has worked for the Ottawa Police Service since 1994, most recently as manager of a new Ottawa Police Service Youth Strategy Office where she oversaw the implementation of prevention, intervention, diversion and educational initiatives for at-risk youth.
Her efforts for dealing with youth gangs, auto theft, illicit drugs and sexual exploitation have been adopted by police services across Canada.
Was director of the National Intervention/Diversion Program with the RCMP.
Has lectured at numerous conferences and held volunteer positions with several community groups, including board member of the Community Care Access Center, president of the Wabano Center for Aboriginal Health and National Advisory Panel Member for the RCMP National Crime Prevention Services.
Was assigned Justice of the Peace to the Ontario Court of Justice in 2010.
Sister Betty Ann Kinsella was the driving force behind the creation of the Youville Centre in 1985, the first program in Canada to address the comprehensive needs for education, child care, housing and support services for young, single mothers and their children.
Sister Betty Ann, as she is known, was named to the Order of Ontario in 2011.
Is the Director of Youth Inpatient Psychiatry at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and serves as an OMA board member.
Has been working in children’s mental health throughout her 27 year career; recognized for her work on behalf of youth, including championing the HPV public immunization program and securing $300 million in funding to support it nation-wide.
Serves on the boards of the Canadian Medical Association, the Ontario Medical Association, and the Foundation of the National Museum of Science and Technology; is also a past president of the Ottawa Chapter of Bereaved Family of Ontario.
"It was thanks to three women that we were eventually able to reform our Constitution - the Queen, who was favourable; Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, who undertook to do everything that our Parliament asked of her; and Jean Wadds, who represented the interest of Canada so well in London." – Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Born in 1920 in Newton Robinson, Ontario; died in 2011.
Third woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa, filling the seat of her husband Arza Casselman (known as Cass), who was first elected in 1921 and held the seat from 1925 until his death in 1958.
When elected, she joined her father, the Hon. Earl Rowe, as the first ever father-daughter team to serve in the House of Commons.
First woman in Canadian history to be appointed as a parliamentary secretary.
First woman to be appointed by the Canadian government as a delegate to the United Nations in 1961.
First woman to be appointed Canadian High Commissioner to Great Britain in 1979. It was during her time in London that the Canadian Constitution was repatriated.
NOTE TO MY READERS AND FOLLOWERS : I have been writing this blog on Ottawa Women's History since 2008. As of October 2012, the blog contains 318 entries and profiles over 500 exceptional women. The blog will be on hiatus for an undetermined period of time. Thank you for your support and interest over the years!
By virtue of its historical role as the capital of Canada, Ottawa has been a land of opportunity for many “female firsts” and other exceptional contributions from Canadian women.
My blog profiles women who were born in Ottawa, or moved to Ottawa at some point in their life either to work or to study. They all connect in some way to Ottawa's history or institutions, to our country's development or to Canada's place on the world stage.
Started in 2008, the "Mentors and Milestones" blog is an ongoing personal project with a simple goal:to celebratethe story of women in Ottawa, from Ottawa, — as makers of history, through time and throughout the world.
Many of the women featured on my blog have reached historical milestones; all are women of vision and influence — mentors — who leave a trail of light that captures our imagination.
My blog presents "snapshots" of these women's lives, and therefore the entries are not to be considered complete by any means. I invite you to contact me should you find that some details could be added.
Click on the link to read an article in The Wrap published in the Ottawa Citizen on October 5th, 2011.
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Mon blogue présente des profils de femmes francophones et anglophones qui sont nées à Ottawa ou y ont vécu, soit pour des études, le travail ou leur entrainement sportif. Elle ont marqué la société par leurs exploits et leurs réussites, contribuant de manière exceptionnelle au patrimoine humain. Le blogue est disponible en anglais seulement...pour le moment.
I was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario and moved to Ottawa in 1978. I obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in education from the University of Ottawa. My partial doctoral studies in adult learning deepened my research interest in women's learning styles. I published a book on women and learning with the University of Ottawa Press (in French, Les femmes en milieu universitaire) for which I was awarded the Laura Jamieson Prize in 2000, given by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. In 2004-05, I hosted a television program on Rogers Television in Ottawa (French station) called D'hier à aujourd'hui. The program chronicled 150 years of Bytown and Ottawa history through stories of people, events and buildings that left their mark on local and national history.
In March 2012, I published a book on health in French. Please visit www.unebonnesante.ca for more information about this book.
You can also visit my production company at www.triyana.ca.