Natasha Field Marsham, winner of the under 25 category for the Mary Sheffield Awards and guest speaker and presenter, Senator Nancy Ruth
Fred Victor staff, community and board were delighted to welcome 100 guests to the Mary Sheffield Awards on Monday, May 5th at the Adelaide Resource Centre for Women. The award recognizes women who have provided outstanding leadership in addressing poverty and homelessness in Toronto.
Senator Nancy Ruth spoke about courage in its many forms and encouraged each one of us to exercise our courage in making social change.
Award winners were:
Rhonda Skene – Fred Victor community award
Rene Adams for the over 25 category
Natasha Field-Marsham for the under 25 category
Each woman was presented with a certificate, flowers and a framed photograph taken by a participant of Fred Victor’s art and photography program. As well, Fred Victor donated $250 to a charity of choice for each winner.
And Miss Piggy, the hungry pink-feathered piggy bank received enough donations for 100 TTC tokens. Fred Victor programs purchase $10,000 worth of tokens per year to distribute to homeless and low income people so they are able to get to the doctor and keep other necessary appointments.