Kathleen Walsh wins Leading Women award from the Government of Ontario


Kathleen at Faslane, the UK nuclear submarine base in Scotland

Ceasefire.ca supporter,

Kathleen is so modest, she would never tell you about this herself. But I sure will!

Tomorrow our campaign organizer, Kathleen Walsh, is receiving an important award from the Government of Ontario– and we are super proud of her!

The award is the Leading Women Building Communities Award, and it is given to women who have made a difference in their communities, and who go above and beyond to make the world a better place for everyone.

Kathleen is receiving hers for the volunteer work she does to encourage women to become involved in politics, mentoring youth activists, and of course, her commitment to making Canada a peace leader once again.

Kathleen joined our team when she was still a university student at Carleton, about three years ago. Later she joined our permanent staff and since then, she has become crucial to our effectiveness as peace advocates.

She has done some amazing work: delivered peace letters from Canadian school children to the Prime Minister’s office, represented us at the United Nations, and even held a peace banner outside a nuclear submarine base.

Chances are if you have ever signed a petition, made a donation, or called our office, Kathleen has been involved.

If you wanted to send Kathleen a little note of congratulations, just leave a comment here.

Thanks for all of your support.

In peace,

Steven Staples


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450 Responses to “Kathleen Walsh wins Leading Women award from the Government of Ontario”

  1. Bernadette KeenanJune 3, 2014 at 2:06 pm #


  2. Brian VMay 22, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    Congratulations on your contributions, achievements and recognition. You’re work and effort is important.


  3. Elaine GrassApril 30, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    Dear Kathleen
    Congratulations on winning an award for your outstanding contribution for a better world now and in the future. You are an inspiration for others to follow.

  4. Shayla WrightApril 29, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    Kathleen, it is so inspiring to know that young people like you exist.

    It makes me feel hopeful about our world..

    thank you so much for showing up on our planet at this time


  5. MiroslavApril 23, 2014 at 6:04 am #

    Congratulations for your good work, Kathleen.
    And best wishes for the future.

    • Wayne Harry VanDykeApril 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

      Congratulations Kathleen
      Keep up the good work. Canada needs more young women like yourself. You are and will continue to be an inspiration to young Canadians everywhere.I am thankful for your spirit of generousity and concern.

  6. Mike A.April 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    Well done Kathleen
    Your work is very important and the spirit that drives it is invaluable. The struggle is long but you are making a difference. The world is a better place because of people like you. Congratulations.

  7. Franca De AngelisApril 22, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen. Your work is very much appreciated and I’m glad you’re being acknowledged for it.

  8. MervynRrussellApril 22, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    Well done Kathleen. The peace movement depends upon dedicated, constant persons like you

    Mervyn Russell

  9. HECTOR LEISERSONApril 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    Congratulations, Kathleen for your outstanding contribution.
    And thank you very much for all your efforts and big help in our cause.
    Best regards and best wishes,

  10. Bonnie WeaverApril 19, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    Congratulations. You are an inspiration to others.

  11. Phyllis BrittonApril 19, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    We need people like you to speak for us.

  12. merilyn parkerApril 18, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen Walsh- keep up the good work. Merilyn Parker

  13. MirandaApril 18, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen on all your hard work. You are an inspiration and you deserve this award.

  14. noreen galvinApril 18, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    Congratulations, Kathleen ! You are our future for a robust democracy. I wish you well in all your future projects.

  15. Bessa WhitmoreApril 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    Excellent work, Kathleen. What a difference you are making in the world!

  16. judith beirsApril 18, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    Thank you, Kathleen, for your hard work on our behalf. It is very important
    work which many of us do not have the time or ability to promote.

  17. Eric UngerApril 17, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

    Dear Kathleen, apologies for taking so long to congratulate/thank you. I add my voice to all the others in saying ‘Thank you’ for working so hard for peace. My thanks are not for you alone, but for all the people at Ceasefire, from the top down, for EVERYTHING that you do in holding the government responsible and accountable when it comes to choosing Peace, not War. Blessings to the whole lot of you!

  18. Shirley BushApril 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    Three cheers for you, Kathleen!. Always appreciate your informative emails.

  19. Alice ThomsonApril 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Congratulations, it isn’t often we get to cheer FEMALEs on, but so nice when we do. We are at least 50% of the community so everyone needs to hear what we say as well. Great work

  20. Eileen PedersenApril 15, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen!

  21. Marie LloydApril 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

    Kathleen, I’m extra happy to be a monthly supporter of Ceasefire.ca now that I know about you. My very warmest congratulations and best wishes to you. Please tell Steven Staples he owes you a special coffee at Bridgehead Cafe sometime soon, and that he can tap my donation this month to pay for it.
    Marie Lloyd.

  22. Marlies SauvéApril 15, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    Congratulations, Kathleen, for the well deserved recognition of your commitment and hard work. The echoes of your contributions ripple outwards and bring the cause of Peace to many.

  23. Zoe ChilcoApril 15, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen
    you’ve done some fantastic work, for all of us, and i appreciate it very much.


  24. Marilyn McClellandApril 15, 2014 at 5:17 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen,

    Well done! We need more people like you especially in this day and age. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you!

  25. Debra WatsonApril 15, 2014 at 2:02 am #

    Kathleen – You truly make the world a better place. Thank you for your diligence and conviction! :o)

  26. Murray LumleyApril 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen: It was my pleasure to work with you on the Conscience Canada ad campaign.

  27. Susan SchellenbergApril 14, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    Dear Kathleen

    Congratulations and many thanks for your all you contribute to our culture.

  28. Paul BeckwithApril 14, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    Wonderful work Kathleen. Thanks…

  29. Mark KratynskiApril 14, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Keep up the good fight.

  30. Michael PaitichApril 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    You embody the best of Canadian, and indeed human values. May you flourish and persevere!

  31. george strunzApril 14, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    Well done, Kathleen. Congratulations on the recognition!
    The world needs more people like you.
    Keep up the good work.

  32. Allan HansenApril 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen, I hope more young people emulate you. Spending money on peace and improving health care, education and quality of life will have far greater dividends for our planet than the $6 trillion spent by the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan and the $30 billion by Canada in Afghanistan on the military objectives desired by the oil and natural gas companies. If we can get to a point of compelling our leaders to build schools, hospitals and homes for people in the developing world, I am convinced that the so called terrorist threat would dry up in short order. If other peoples and cultures were treated with respect and dignity, we would receive it back. Keep up the good work Kathleen,you are not only on the right side of history, you are creating it!

  33. M. DellaVedovaApril 14, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Thank you for all you do to make this world a better place.

  34. Paul GloverApril 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen and thank you for your work on peace issues. It makes a big difference to us all!

  35. MARTYApril 14, 2014 at 10:38 am #


    • Joan GilroyApril 14, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

      Congratulations, Kathleen. Well done!

      Joan Gilroy

  36. Mary KarantaApril 14, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Dear Kathleen,
    Many congratulations to you for your terrific work. Canada and the world needs more people like you to do the great and unsung job that entails swimming upstream for peace when it is so much easier for one to err on the side of swimming downstream in the name of war. This Award is your song of joy and our appreciation of you. Mary

  37. Ed. NapierApril 14, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    Yippi! Good for you.Glad your work is being appreciated