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

  38. M. NewcombeApril 14, 2014 at 12:02 am #

    Congratulations! May you have the opportunity to use your life to further
    the cause of peace. You are an inspiration to many.

  39. IsabelleApril 13, 2014 at 10:53 pm #

    Congratulations ! You are sooooo awwwwesome! Thanks for your precious work !

  40. Don WinstoneApril 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    Thanks Kathleen for all your hard work.It’s great to see a young person like you involved. You are the future. Congratulations. Don

  41. Susan GrinsteadApril 13, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and your inspiration to others. It is wonderful to hear that you are being recognized for this!

  42. Donald WoodsideApril 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    thanks for your help with spreading the word about conscience canada to your supporters!


  43. alice mackeyApril 13, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    Kathleen, I want to congratulate, marvellous. what a role model for women, the world needs more women like you. many thanks.

  44. MartinApril 13, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Lois James, who started People or Planes, once told me that it takes just one person to get things rolling. Well, she’s quite old and the Pickering Airport is still not built. I’m glad you’re one of those that believe like she does.

  45. Theresia SmithApril 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    What a wonderful role model you are for women and all peace loving humans!

    Thank you

  46. Gennifer DorinApril 13, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. JudyApril 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm #


    Congrats and keep up the important work!

  48. Gio' VanniApril 13, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Blessed are the peacemakers : for they shall be called the children of God.

  49. Jack ThornburghApril 13, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    A fine example and inspiration. Well done, Kathleen.

  50. James HeckApril 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    Kathleen, the recent award you received from the province of Ontario
    is well-deserved. All Ceasefire.ca supporters are proud of you.
    Your exemplary work for peace inspires us all to continue the struggle.

  51. SylviaApril 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    You are a youthful beacon of hope and reason for optimism in this time of assessing the damage being done to Canada, the miseries of so many parts of the world and the impending global deterioration of the planet.

  52. Karen NystromApril 13, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    Congratulations to Kathleen. Thank you very much for caring enough to guide and encourage our future leaders, and above all promoting peace.

  53. MaienApril 13, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! It is so wonderful to hear and learn about the individuals like yourself and the team that you are a part of receive the recognition that is so well deserved. And it does make a difference to ‘meet’ the people who work to better Canada. Thank-you and best wishes !

  54. Martine BressonApril 13, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    Thanks Kathleen for all your amazing work !
    Congratulations …
    Keep on the good work.

  55. Margaret KendeApril 13, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    Many thanks in the name of women and men of all generations, but especially that of my grandchildren

  56. Maria N.April 12, 2014 at 10:32 pm #

    Congratulations, Kathleen! Being in my early seventies, I really appreciate what you are doing to make this world a better place, –
    inspiring younger citizens to participate in activities to make
    our world a more peaceful one. Thank you for your assistance to Ceasefire.ca; it is definitely one of the most important advocacy groups in Canada.

  57. Pat HatfieldApril 12, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen!! How inspiring to see a young woman so involved in such important work in the world! Thank you for your commitment! Pat

  58. John WarrenApril 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Thank you Kathleen for your desire and commitment to Canada and an example to the rest of the world that we as Canadians still care.

  59. Hannah FriesenApril 12, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    Congratulations on receiving the reward.
    It means a lot to have a woman like you so involved, so committed, so able to guide a process . You help to balance out the men decision makers.

  60. Chittaranjan ReddyApril 12, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    Congratulations, Kathleen. Canada and the World needs more women like you!

  61. Sylvia and Don DowntonApril 12, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    Our Congratulation to you. It’s great that you’re being recognized.

  62. EugenApril 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    Congratulations! Thank you for all your hard work!

  63. BenalbanachApril 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    Congratulations ! We need more like you.

  64. Arlene McGinnApril 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    Congrat’s, glad to see you are being recognizes for good works

  65. MarciaApril 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    Bravo! Kathleen, you are an inspiration!

  66. Leonard SawatskyApril 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    Thank you for all you do. You put feet and hands to our hopes and dreams.

  67. MarianApril 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    Congratulations! I hope you will continue to be an example of leadership to many young people.

  68. Paul ThompsonApril 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    Well done Kathleen! Congrats from Gabriola Island, a green islland

  69. Sandra CurrieApril 12, 2014 at 2:11 pm #


    Thank you for being a role model for young women. Your commitment and courage is appreciated and admired.

  70. Aryon EApril 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    Congratulations on your award Kathleen and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to making this a better world!

  71. Dave BApril 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    Congratulations on the amazing work you’ve been completing and the well-deserved recognition that has come with it. Inspirational actions!

  72. Veronica DunneApril 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    Congratulations of receiving the Leading Women Building Communities Award. And many thanks for the work you do on behalf of peace and justice.

  73. Gail LefevreApril 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    What an inspiration you are! It’s people of your calibre that not only have the guts to speak up, but the rep to lend to important causes like Ceasefire! Many thanks, and keep up the good fight!

  74. sueApril 12, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen, may you continue to be a beacon of hope in this trouble world.

  75. AngusApril 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    In receiving the honours of others honour yourself. Your spirit soars and those you love will benefit. At this point, that includes all of Canada and beyond.

  76. Shirley JacksonApril 12, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    Congratulations, and wishing you the strength and courage to continue your good work as we strive to find ways of living in these “Interesting Times”.

  77. BonnieApril 12, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Congratulations and Thanks for all you do

  78. loraleighApril 12, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Thank you for all your hard work. You are an inspiration. Way to go, Kathleen!

  79. Ivan SundalApril 12, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    That’s terrific, Kathleen! Congratulations!

  80. John TabakApril 12, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Good work Kathleen! Would be nice to see Canada as an international peacekeeper again and not just a NATO cog in US imperial hegemony.

  81. Lisa McMurrayApril 12, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    Inspiring. Thank you for your dedication and perseverance.

  82. Stevens NorvellApril 12, 2014 at 9:17 am #


    Thank you for doing so much on our behalf.

  83. AnnieApril 12, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! We need more people like you to inspire people – and especially women – to get politically involved. Thank you for your amazing energy, work and dedication!

  84. Rejeanne GuayApril 12, 2014 at 7:36 am #

    Congratulation! You deserve this award and our admiration for your excellent work. The world is a better place because of you. Again, congratulation!

  85. ElizabethApril 12, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    Congratulations! You are inspiration to us all!

  86. Catherine RubingerApril 12, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen. It is lovely to hear of people who do such great work, very inspiring and even better to hear that t is recognised and rewarded.

  87. LizApril 12, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    It is because of folks like you that the rest of us keep up the faith with our own -puny – but hopefully worthwhile actions towards what is RIGHT. Thankyou for that.

  88. Mark PooleyApril 12, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    Congratulations! Keep up the great work!

  89. Jim CarmichaelApril 12, 2014 at 5:48 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen. Ceasefire is fortunate to have you on their staff!

  90. J. MoffatApril 12, 2014 at 4:59 am #

    You go girl, congrats.

  91. Susan HowlettApril 12, 2014 at 4:21 am #

    . The world needs more people like you! Thank you for all your good work, and for inspiring the next generation to work for peace.

  92. ChristianApril 12, 2014 at 1:22 am #

    Félicitation Kathleen pour cette reconnaissance et ton implication pour un monde meilleur, santé!)

  93. George BowieApril 12, 2014 at 1:08 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen … thanks for all you do and especially the inspiration to others, to join in the effort to make a difference in people’s lives and the country. Be proud, be humble and keep going.

  94. MuhibullahApril 12, 2014 at 12:14 am #

    me Congradulation alot

  95. Dorothy RandallApril 12, 2014 at 12:01 am #

    Sincere congratulations. Thank you for modeling a strong woman for our youth. Thank you for all the work that you continue to do. Know that older women see and appreciate your worth and celebrate the wisdom you have attained.

  96. John RabideauApril 11, 2014 at 11:45 pm #


  97. Joanne PetersonApril 11, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    How wonderful that the Ontario government is smart enough to recognize your important work! Congratulations and thank you. May you be inspired to keep going, even when the going is rough. We need more young people like you!

  98. Cam FinlayApril 11, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

    Wonderful and much thanks for you to go after Harper. We must unite and get him out of the Prime Mister’s seat!! He continues to destroy the Canada we have known for ever so long until he took over! We support you and thank you

  99. M. WatersApril 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    Congratulations, Kathleen! Thanks for providing such a wonderful role for young people.

  100. GabriellaApril 11, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen. Well deserved and thank you , thank you for being so committed and working so hard for peace.

  101. Paul BrowningApril 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Congrats on your hard work. This award is well deserved!

  102. Patti WillisApril 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    Thanks for all your work Kathleen.
    Patti on Denman Island, BC

  103. KimApril 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    Congratulations for your dedication. You make me proud to be a Canadian. Wishing you many more successful years.

  104. Michael DworkindApril 11, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    great to get the recognition for all your tireless efforts for peace and justice.

  105. Caroline MaloneyApril 11, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    You’re positively refreshing! You give hope to all that seems dead, corrupted, smug! In short, you give hope and trust that “all will be well”!
    Thank you so much for your generous spirit, and Congratulations on your well deserved public recogntion!

  106. Richard HillsApril 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    Congratulations for the Award. Well deserved for all the good work done for so many in need. Keep up the good work & Keep on Rockin’. b”d .

  107. AllanApril 11, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen!
    Whenever I see your name on my e-mail list, I know that there is something worthwhile to read.
    You are a blessing to all of us.

  108. Marc & Anita LoiselleApril 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen; well deserved! Keep up the good work.

  109. George (Jesra) MenziesApril 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    A bitter sweet symphony, that’s life, and you’re the sweet part 🙂 May ‘God’ refresh you and support you every day.

  110. Gerald & Ethel NelsonApril 11, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    Congratulations on receiving the award. Thanks for the work you are doing for the peace movement. I(Gerald) was with the first UNEF Peacekeeping mission at the time of the Suez Crisis in 1957. Ethel does most of the writing to the MPs. We both commend you and encourage you to keep up the good work.

  111. Penny JoyApril 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen! It is so heartening to not only know about the extent of your work but to see you publicly acknowledged – may peace prevail on earth.

  112. JannApril 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    Kathleen you’re amazing for all your selfless deeds and hard work. Well done and much appreciation. If only more people are like you.

  113. DebraApril 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen! No one deserves the reward as much as you do! May God bless you and life show you as much love as you have given.

  114. Goetz KoechlinApril 11, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

    Dear Kathleen,
    I am so pleased that Ontario recognizes and honors you for your work and commitment to this most important issue and your valuable organization. Do continue to make your voice heard. It’s badly needed in this insane world.
    I and many others love you for it.

  115. Mitzi O`KeefeApril 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen.
    You are an inspiration to all of us.

  116. James CosgraveApril 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    WAY TO GO!!! Excellent fortitude and attitude…congratulations!

    PS: I submitted this and it said error, submit valid email address and there is no slot for that – so i put it in the website box – will that work – something that needs fixing. Nope, did not work then figured out that MAIL must means email – why not say email!!!! this is way more complicated than needs to be if your cohorts are simply clear about everything…sheesh – anyway, not your fault – congratulations anyway!!!

  117. GregApril 11, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    Congrats Kathleen!

  118. FredApril 11, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    Merci Kathleen,

    You are wonderful, you are a super exemple to us and you encourage us to get involved in politics and activism.

    Tu es formidable, tu es un super exemple pour nous et tu nous encourage aussi à nous impliquer dans la vie politique et le militantisme.

    Congratulations / Félicitations!

    Fred & Pascale
    Sainte Thérèse

  119. R, C, CooperApril 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Congratulations – it’s good to see hard work recognized and rewarded!

    • Meenal ShrivastavaApril 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

      Congratulations, Kathleen!!!!

  120. Warren RApril 11, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Congratulations, it is nice to see you being recognized for your commitment to creating positive change. Keep up the great work.

  121. Ruth NicolApril 11, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen!
    Speaking as an acitvist myself, although much older than you, I am so reassured to see people like yourself getting involved. The commitment of young people must grow and grow. I wonder if you know how desperately you are needed.
    Very Best wishes.

  122. Kim LevisApril 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    Congrats. Nice to see young people with a pulse on all our future!

  123. AlanApril 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    Keep fighting the good fight (or loving the good love)!

  124. CarlaApril 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    Congratulations!! Thanks for all that you do to further peace.

  125. Julia CApril 11, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    Weel Done! Thanks for all that you do.
    Best of thoughts and congratulations,

  126. Alice-Betty RustinApril 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    Very proud of you and thank you for all you do!

  127. SylviaApril 11, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    Bless you for the work you are doing, it takes real courage! Thank you!

  128. RonMacDougallApril 11, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    Congradulations on your award from the Ontario Govenment. Your work for peace is inspiring.

  129. Don ChesneyApril 11, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face;
    the rains fall soft upon your fields and
    may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    God bless you Kathleen.

  130. Loretta LinnebergApril 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    I am a senior who takes heart there are young people who really care about peace, our Country and our Earth.
    Thank you for all your dedicated work!

  131. Donna LeeApril 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    Congratulations, You should be very pround of yourself. You have worked very hard for a great
    purpose and we are all thankful to you for your hard work and persistence in aiming high and giving your best.

    Best wishes and you surely earned your rewards.

    Always, Donna Lee

  132. Ursula DeshieldApril 11, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen- you certainly deserve this award.

  133. Bill ProutenApril 11, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    A little more Kathleen and a lot less Harper and Company makes Canada a better place!

    Thank you for all that you do.

  134. H. SalariApril 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    Congratulations,continue your much needed efforts. In the world of lies and greed people like you are precious.

  135. KamiApril 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    Lovely to hear about your well deserved award. Please keep up the good work.

  136. Jean McLarenApril 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Thanks so much for what you do Kathleen. I have been an activst since I was 20 years old and now I am almost 87 and still going. Do not get burned out as we need people like you. I just returned home from a walk around Nanaimo BC against an incinerator to burn Vancouver’s garbage. I keep going by singing in a choir and painting and writing books and hope to continue as long as I am able. love to you.

  137. RaymondeApril 11, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    Congratulations for your commitment and support of an important issue
    Best wishes for many more years of generous service BRAVO

  138. Steve PillmanApril 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    Thank you for your service to Canadian communities and for your service to our nation.

  139. Claudia PeelApril 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    Congratulations, Kathleen. Many thanks for all you do on behalf of your fellow Canadians.

  140. Sheila ZurbriggApril 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Wonderful work, Kathleen. You inspire us all!

  141. Cindy SwinamerApril 11, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    Dear Kathleen, congratulations for your well earned and deserved award. I’m happy to know you are being recognized for all the good you are doing and your leadership help Canadians be more involved in peace work and helping others in our world.

  142. Joan NathansonApril 11, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    As a senior who invested heavily in voluntary community work at the local, provincial and national levels, I am delighted to hear of your award! Keep up the good work, and know that your efforts are much appreciated. They cannot help but make a difference, and you have no idea how the ripples from your investment in society will spread into the future. Peace and Joy!

  143. RodneyApril 11, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Dear Kathleen

    Thanks sincerely for all that you and your colleagues are accomplishing. Nurses caring for children are one kind of wonderful, and activists like you working to bring health and sanity to our sometimes-democratic country are another no-less kind of wonderful. Never doubt that your efforts are a great and meaningful surge forward in the tide of planet-saving energy that we are gathering together. May joy, peace and fulfillment surround you in all you do (even when times seem crazy!)

    All the best from Salt Spring Island, BC

  144. Michael BallinApril 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    Congratulations on all the outstanding commitment and valuable work. Your contribution has been and is truly valuable

  145. Judy SumnerApril 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Hi Kathleen,
    I want you to know that I REALLY appreciate you! Thanks!
    Judy Sumner

  146. Ronaye IrelandApril 11, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen! You are a model of what we all wish we could be! Thank you for your modest leadership and effective work.

  147. Janet DesrochesApril 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Hi Kathleen,

    Bravo for walking the walk and talking the talk. It’s not easy to spend what little time
    you have after working and doing the usual you need to do to survive, and then do
    it all again tomorrow, and then spending time helping others to learn to develop the
    strength to do what you are doing.


  148. Pierre JasminApril 11, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    ta contribution à la paix est immense et encore méconnue; mais cette récompense est un prélude à bien d’autres.
    Heureux de te connaître,
    Pierre jasmin
    vice-président Artistes pour la Paix
    membre de l’exécutif de Pugwash Canada

  149. Anne van KesselApril 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    Hi Kathleen,
    A wonderful, well deserved award for splendid work. Thank you!

  150. Bonnie DenhaanApril 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    Well Done, Kathleen! We need more role-models like you for our upcoming Peace Workers! Thank you for your dedication and courage, unto the seventh generation!

  151. Kathlene willingApril 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen, keep up your incredible work!

  152. Ann RadfordApril 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    Kathleen, it makesme happy to hear that you are being honoured for your work for womens equality, and for your peace work. Canada needs good advocates like you.

  153. Joan MApril 11, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    Good for you kathleen….I hope you stay an activist evermore……there are so many great causes!

  154. Corinne MandsethApril 11, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    Hey Kathleen….Congrats to you !! You rock!! Keep up the fantastic work!! An inspiration to all …is what I see!

  155. Huw EvansApril 11, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    Well done! We need more like you!

  156. SylviaApril 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    Congratulations on winning this award. You are an inspiration for all of us.

  157. Heather KovacsApril 11, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    Congratulatons, Kathleen!
    You are a fine example of what the world needs more of.
    Your good work is much appreciated.

  158. DianaApril 11, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Congratulations on receiving the award and thanks for all you do to promote peace. We need shining examples to keep our hopes up!

  159. Alex McDonaldApril 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Kathleen, people like you make the world a better place.

  160. Lorraine MorrisApril 11, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    Dear Kathleen, you have given me hope for the future, I’m soon to leave this world and I am happy that there are young, smart people like you taking care. Just wish our generation was leaving a better world. Thank you

  161. Sandra HoenleApril 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    Congratulations for this recognition of all of your amazing work!

  162. Taoya SchaeferApril 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Congratulations!! Keep up the good work, especially in these dark times for democracy!!

  163. Dianne VargaApril 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    Congratulations on your award, and many thanks for your great contribution towards a better Canada and a better world.

  164. JudithApril 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    Congratulations, if you don’t stand up, by the time your children will want a piece of land under their feet, it all will be mined……as it is in many Asian countries where the US decided to attack unarmed civilians.

  165. Joan E. TinkessApril 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    Congratulation, Kathleen. Your work is so important in these days when democracy is seeming to slip away in Canada. May you be an inspiration to many more young women. A well-deserved award!

  166. isaac DyckApril 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    thanks for being who you are….modeling a position of opposition to violence, militarism and aggression…these have increasingly become the norm….your voice and that of Ceasefire is very important…i tip my hat to you and your comrads…incommunity …blessings on all

  167. Marion NormandinApril 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Congratulations to you Kathleen for winning this award!!! We need many more young women like you to champion the cause of women in Canada indeed in the world.

  168. Sharon FummertonApril 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    Congratulations on being recognized by the Ontario government for your tireless work encouraging women and young people to be involved in politics and be activists to make our country and the world a better, safer, fairer place for all people.

    Thank you for the work you do for all of us.

  169. Onni MilneApril 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    Congratulations for your recent award. It makes a difference to see women honoured as role models in the world and not just in the home. If you want to go one better than taking a petition to PM Harper in Ottawa, I suggest taking PEACE POEMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO THE U.N. Nice peace gesture, eh!

  170. Brenda MacLauchlanApril 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    Congratulations on living your vision and being celebrated for doing so.

  171. Cheryl TardifApril 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Congratulations. It gives me great hope for the planet to see women doing what is in their heart.

  172. Barry FlemingApril 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    Well done,kathleen.What a different world it would be if the billions spent on weaponry were devoted to development.You are working to make that possible.

  173. Nancy BirdApril 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    Kathleen, grand good wishes from the east coast to you who make this earth a better place.

  174. beverly fordApril 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    Hello Kathleen,

    Heartfelt Congratulations! As a senior, I am impressed and grateful for all the tedious and committed work you do. You are an inspiration for all of us, from grandchildren onward.
    Thank you sincerely.

  175. Linda SampsonApril 11, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    Thanks Kathleen. If women ran the world there wouldn’t be any war. If we keep going in that direction world peace will happen.

  176. Genevieve Gallant (Development and Peace)April 11, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    Way to go Kathleen! We appreciate you!

  177. Bev reedApril 11, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    Thank you for your contribution.
    The world is a better place because of people like you!!

  178. Lynn SabourinApril 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    Way to go, Kathleen!! Thanks for all you do on our behalf.

  179. Mary Ellen ChownApril 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen on the Leading Women Building Communities Award! With every best wish for your continued important work for peace.

  180. Peggy MuirApril 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Kathleen, what wonderful recognition! My heart is filled with gratitude for the peace work that you and others do.

  181. Dianne O'BrienApril 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    Felicitations Kathleen, All Canadians should be proud of you. I am.

  182. Jen TurnerApril 11, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    Thanks, Kathleen. I was so enthusiastic and hopeful and active in my 20’s and 30’s and 40’s and now in my seventies I feel so discouraged about our so-called democracy. Thank you for you work to revivify it.

    • Christine CarlsonApril 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

      I know how you feel, Jen. Thank heaven for people like Kathleen, they provide our only hope for the future.

  183. Judi WyattApril 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    What wonderful news!!! Congratulations on this well deserved recognition!!!

  184. Phil ViaudApril 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Thank you, Kathleen, for all your effective work you do on behalf of the great many Canadians who cherish Peace and want Canada to be a leader in Peace. Congratulations on your well deserved award!

  185. Judi WyattApril 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Hi Kathleen,

    What wonderful news!!! Congratulations on this well deserved recognition!!!

  186. francineApril 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    Thank you so much for all you do – congratulations!!!

  187. UrsulaApril 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    Congratulations, Kathleen, and many thanks — on behalf of all who ARE and are yet to be, our grandchildren – on behalf of Peace for all! Thanks for all the good work you do!

  188. Sandy RApril 11, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Awesome job Kathleen, keep it up! You are an inspiration! 🙂

  189. jgroeneApril 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    congratulations, just do not bring any more submarines from the UK, joke, we do not need to block up our harbours any more than already done..

  190. Jim AbelApril 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen. It’s a hopeful sign when the government acknowledges a contribution such as yours. Thanks for your dedication.

    • HeatherApril 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

      Congratulations, Kathleen. This award is well deserved. I hope that it inspires others to be active as well.

  191. marceApril 11, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    Congratulations and thank you for all your good work.

  192. Elspeth RichmondApril 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    Well done, Kathleen!

  193. SimonneApril 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    Thank you for all your good work! You are an inspiration, and a wonderful model for your generation! Bless you!

  194. Ray MorrisApril 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    Warmest congratulations, Kathleen!!!

  195. DavidApril 11, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    Nice job! Congratulations!

  196. MaureenApril 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    You give me hope!

  197. John MiddletonApril 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Work and dedication to your cause have been rewarded by your peers, congratulations on your success and kudos for your future determination to the acknowledgement of Women’s issues.

  198. Dennis ChoptianyApril 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    I’m surprised that someone so young can make such a big difference.

    Well done and congratulations on your very justified award.

  199. HeatherApril 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    Congratulations, Kathleen! Thank you for being a great leader and role model!

  200. DeborahApril 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen. It is a pleasure to see a young person like you being recognised for the efforts you are doing to make our country a better place. Again thank you for your commitment.

  201. Carolyn JApril 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    My elder daughter attended Carleton, studying Journalism at first, then English and History. It is a lovely school and clearly inspires community activists like her and of course yourself. Well done1

  202. Evelyn RebmanApril 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Good for you! Congratulations!

  203. david coeApril 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen. Canada needs more people like you. Thank you.

  204. TeriApril 11, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    Dear Kathleen…
    Hay it is wonderful work you are doing.
    I hope you are able to feel inspired and energized.
    Take good care of yourself!

  205. Rob SPApril 11, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    Congrats on the award. Keep up the good activism!

  206. Alan HedleyApril 11, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    Kathleen, Hooray for the unsung heroes!

  207. Bruce BurnettApril 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Congratulations and thanks Kathleen. Keep up your noble work!

  208. CarinaApril 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    Congratulations, Kathleen! Our world needs more people like you! An inspiration!

  209. FB AliApril 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    Congratulations, Kathleen! A well-deserved honour.

  210. Freye ParkhouseApril 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    A hearty congratulations. Such dedication is an inspiration to us all!

  211. Kevin McGinnApril 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    Dear Kathleen,

    Thank you for putting your body on the line and moving with Peace in your heart. And thanks for being the voice for the Children.

    God Bless You,
    I Love You,
    Peace Be Still.

    Kevin McGinn

  212. Anne MilesApril 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen!

  213. LeonApril 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    We could use more people like you. Just proves that during the political and corporation tyranny of the 0.0001%, we still have not lost our voice. Thanks.

  214. Dan SchubartApril 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Bravo for all you do. The real reward will come when we stop funnelling resources into destructive practices and devote our attention to building real community that includes all and sundry in our living space. Thank you.

  215. martinApril 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    Thank you Kathleen…you are an inspiration for all generations. Peace.

  216. Claire ScottApril 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    Kathleen, heartiest congratulations on receiving this award. It is a privilege to have you on the Ceasefire team!


  217. jack murrayApril 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    jolly good show — keep up the good work — jack

  218. Pauline CameronApril 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm #



  219. MarvinApril 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Congratulations on a job well done, keep up the good work.

  220. Theresa ZApril 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    Way to go Kathleen! Thank you for your careful leadership!

  221. MarthaApril 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    Hi kathleen,
    Good for you! I will get my 18 year old daughter to read about your work. She will be inspired. thanks!

  222. Theresa NApril 11, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    We are proud of you Kathleen.
    Thank you for your part in making the world a better place.

  223. Larry MusserApril 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Excellent Work Kathleen, You are an actual factual inspiration .

  224. Bill JohnstoneApril 11, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    Most excellent! Kathleen, you are so on the right track. Keep trusting your instincts.

    • Micheline BeaudryApril 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm #

      Thanks Kathleen and many congratulations!

  225. IreneApril 11, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    Good on you Kathleen.
    You do what a lot of us just think of doing.
    Thank you and Congratulations!

  226. Greg ShinnieApril 11, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen!
    Keep on fighting the good fight!

    Greg Shinnie

  227. Jennifer W.April 11, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    It is inspiring to know of the commitment of such a young and lovely person as yourself, Kathleen. Congratulations.

  228. Bill LongstaffApril 11, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Bravo, Kathleen. You are an inspiration.

  229. Marilee DeLombardApril 11, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen on winning the Leading Women Building Communities Award. We are encouraged to see a young woman acknowledged for doing peace work. Yes, hope for the future! Thank you for your talent and energy.

  230. Dennis ClarkeApril 11, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    Hêlo Kathleen and congratulations.
    You are a role model for girls like my granddaughters, Carly and Karys, 11 and 9 respectively,
    not to mention my daughters, Meghan and Brandi – whose ages I dare not mention.
    All the best as you continue to follow your bliss – making a positive difference in the lives of girls of all ages.
    Hwyl fawr …

    Dennis Clarke

  231. JohnApril 11, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    Well done! It’s rare enough that virtue is rewarded. Keep doing what you’re doing, get rid of Harper, and help Canada regain its reputation.

  232. Mary OlsonApril 11, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Hi Kat, you and I have not met, but we are part of the same Great River of commitment. THANK YOU for all you do…have done…will do…all that you have inspired others to do…it is never the truth that we do not have enough time…we simply do not (yet) have enough people…so it is inspiring to me to hear of an activist I have not heard of…doing great work. THANK YOU.

    Now, here’s the thing: did the award include a foot massage? It needs to…so if that did not come in that envelope, let someone who is trying to congratulate you in your community that Mary Olson told you to ask them to get you a professional foot massage. Recognition is GREAT, care of our front-liners is also GREAT! I know I presume a lot…but self-care is required.

  233. Rae AstonApril 11, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    Hi Kathleen,
    Congratulations. Your work is truly necessary if ever we are to turn away from corporate fascism and its lapdogs in the Harper government.

  234. DianneApril 11, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen. Thanks for all that you do to make this world a better place. You are a great role model!

  235. penny TennenhouseApril 11, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    My sincere congratulations. So heartening and impressive to hear how strong and engaged you are and how much you’ve already accomplished in your life. Here’s to you, now and in the future. I am so grateful for all you do on behalf of all of us.

    Victoria, B.C.

  236. MariannaApril 11, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    Way to go, Kathleen!
    Thank you for all you do.

  237. William MApril 11, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    Your dedication and hard work is appreciated.
    We need to retrieve our democracy and cancel all of those
    changes brought about by the present short sighted powers that be.

  238. Marlene BoschApril 11, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Thank you Kathleen for your commitment to making a better more peaceful world! Congratulations!!!

    • Barry GrillsApril 11, 2014 at 11:33 am #

      Well done, Kathleen. Congratulations. Wonderful to be acknowledged for what is a seemingly endless and thankless job sometimes. My personal thanks for your efforts.

  239. Janesse LeungApril 11, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen! I’m delighted to see your efforts being recognized and I hope that you’re proud and encouraged to continue them!

  240. Susan GingellApril 11, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Warmest congratulations, Kathleen, and thanks for all the work you do to try to make our world a better place.


  241. Peter BarronApril 11, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    You’re a positive role model for all of us. Thank you for your commitment to build a safer world.

  242. Frances DeverellApril 11, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen. I connected with you on your work against asbestos. At that level you were changing the world. It is wonderful to work with people like yourself who come from a wellspring of hope and believe that, with our efforts, we can make a difference. You deserve this award.

  243. Louise SlatteryApril 11, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen. Our collective future is brighter thanks to your good work and accomplishments.

  244. Angus CunninghamApril 11, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen. Great to see a young person making such a splash for a worthwhile cause. Many young people are looking for inspiration in the finding of accurately powerful words in the service of balancing economic goals with social justice. If that’s a practice in which you want to grow, may I recommend that you review the narrative of an astounding success that you and your colleagues can find at this link: http://www.authentixcoaches.com/IHXENPayOff.html.

  245. Deryck CowlingApril 11, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    Well done, Kathleen! It is inspiring to find young people like yourself working so hard to create a better world for all of us.

  246. Diana van EykApril 11, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen! I’m so grateful for what you do for all of us!

  247. Wendy TaylorApril 11, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Thank you for everything you do to once again make Canada a peace and environmental leader!

  248. Fiona OldApril 11, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    Thank you Kathleen for your great work. To support the youth of a country is one of the greatest gifts that can be given. Congratulations!

  249. K. P. KaurApril 11, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    So very proud of you. You are most deserving of this. Congratulations!

  250. Lisa MintzApril 11, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    I think what you are doing is amazing! All the best to you in your future. Keep it up!

  251. Patricia LudwickApril 11, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen. And thank you, from all of us old peaceniks who have been worried that there would be too few young ones to stand up, walk, run, sit down, pick up banners, sign petitions, vote for peace.

  252. Debra BantingApril 11, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    Well done, Kathleen. You are a young hero!

  253. Carol PickupApril 11, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Great work Kathleen and a well deserved award!!

  254. John CampbellApril 11, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen

    What a wonderful example of true dedication. The world is a much better place.

  255. Dean SpenceApril 11, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    Way to go, Kathleen. Our best hope for a better world lies with people your age, sharing your commitment toward a progressive vision.

  256. Sandra StephensonApril 11, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    with this award you represent hundreds of women like you. Congrats.


  257. David BeaudinApril 11, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen on your well deserved award from the Ontario Government! Keep up the excellent work.

  258. Siddiq BurneyApril 11, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Dear Kathleen:

    Congratulations. You are God’s gift to humanity. Continue on with your remarkable work.


  259. Bob MaxwellApril 11, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    You give me hope, I love the great work young Canadians do – like you.
    I hope you have a wonderful and fulfilling career. Many thanks. Stay well.

  260. Christine BennettApril 11, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    You and other young people like you give an old school teacher hope for the future. Congratulations!

  261. Normand BureauApril 11, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    Congratulations for a job well done Kathleen.We can change the world when we fight together.Well done and lets all keep at it.

  262. Brenda mcintyreApril 11, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen. You are setting a great example for young woman everywhere.

  263. Brenda mcintyreApril 11, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen. You are setting a great example for young woman everywhere.

  264. Kat DoddsApril 11, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen!

    The world needs more women like you – committed to important issues and being smart and fabulous doing it. All the best!

  265. Alan SlavinApril 11, 2014 at 10:38 am #


    Congratulations on the Leading Women Building Communities Award. This work is SO important.

  266. Colin LemauvielApril 11, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    You are truly a magnificent beam of sunshine warming us through a sky of cloudy, cold corporate greed. Thank you Kathleen!

  267. PatriciaApril 11, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    Way to Peace it together Kathleen !

  268. Barbara BergerApril 11, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Interesting bio. Very good work! As an activist in the community we are always looking for young people to participate with us in working for a better world. It is wonderful that your efforts are being recognized!

  269. Adina LyonApril 11, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Wow! This made my day. Now when I start to think that peace work is hopeless, I’ll think of you and all the young people you’re inspiring. Many, many thanks and congratulations.

  270. Maria BellApril 11, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! You are an inspiration and I am grateful for your beautiful energy! Sent with Love.

  271. Terry TaylerApril 11, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen,
    On behalf of my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren I thank you for your work promoting peace. Women like you give me hope for the future.

  272. Maria TurnerApril 11, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    ! ♥ ! Marvelous work Kathleen!Keep on Rockin’! ♥ !

  273. NancyApril 11, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen!Thank you very much for your great efforts. And much love from me!

  274. maurice pittetApril 11, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    We need more young people like you to stand up and be counted to counter the Harper led erosion of what made Canada a respected nation as peacekeepers, fair-minded and caring for the downtrodden, not oppressive right wing regimes like Honduras.

  275. WinnieApril 11, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    So happy you have received this award. I am sure you are inspiring others too! Carry on & there are lots of us who will be there for you & all the many peoples of this world who need peace and justice, and a healthy earth!

  276. Mel WatkinsApril 11, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    Congratulations! I must be the hundredth person to say so. You have brought fame to the Institute.

  277. Lily MoysiukApril 11, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen—–It is encouraging to see young people really involved in becoming leaders, and making a difference in the world that they live in. We need more men and women like you, who are politically aware.

  278. Janet VickersApril 11, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen and thanks for all that you do.

  279. Erica HeuerApril 11, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    All the way from Whitehorse Yukon, i send a note of thanks. Sometimes it’s so disheartening how Canada is changing, not for the better; how it seems like the goodwill we’ve generated over past years is being so quickly eroded; how it seems like our values are crashing as we stumble in peace on the global front, but also here at home in terms of both environment and democracy. Ceasefire, Leadnow, Avaaz … and you because you are always in my inbox … have given me back my hope, that we can outlive and outdo with goodness, the damage our temporary leaders wreak. Thank you. Thank you for your commitment and for giving the rest of us the easier task of signing, sending, supporting. Congratulations on your recognition, and your award.

  280. Myrtle BlinnApril 11, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! It is so encouraging to see young people like yourself doing such wonderful work. Gives us hope that we can have a better world.

  281. Marion JolicoeurApril 11, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    I am grateful for your courage in standing up for what you believe and working to make the world a more peaceful place.

  282. MollyApril 11, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Congrats Kathleen! It is so important for everyone, but especially for women and youth, to be engaged in their communities. Thanks for all the work you do!

  283. Christine JohnstonApril 11, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    Congratulations in all the peace work you are doing. We were particularly interested in your protest at Faslane in Scotland as we visited a few years ago and were horrified and stunned by the size of these nuclear Submarines.

  284. Peg HofmannApril 11, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Good for you! It is wonderful the work you do for promoting peace. I’m very proud. Congrats!

  285. Beth Falch-NielsenApril 11, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    congratulations Kathleen!! It is great to hear about the work you do, and it sounds like your really deserve this award. Keep up the good work.

  286. Cynthia gallApril 11, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    Congratulations on your award!
    With much gratitude for all you are doing to help us all make a difference!

  287. Deborah LysenkoApril 11, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Great work Kathleen! Thanks for your dedication.

  288. Violet LanthierApril 11, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    Thank you Kathleen for your passionate engagement in civil society at a time where more women’s voices need to be heard. You are making a positive difference and that I appreciate. All the best!

  289. Barbara MartensApril 11, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    Congratualtions on your award. Know that there are other Canadian young people who stand with you working for peace and justice outside of Canada in organizations like Christian Peacemaker Teams. In my years of volunteering with them in Palestine I came to admire their dedication, enthusiasm and passion for justice. You have added to this number of special Canadian youth. thank you.

  290. Lindsay NaishApril 11, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen!!

  291. Sandra HarrisApril 11, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Well done, Kathleen! Thank you for all that you do!

  292. Ruth SherwoodApril 11, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    Am just reading Ascent of Women by Sally Armstrong.
    You Qualify!

  293. Dave HubertApril 11, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Keep up the good work.
    We need more young people like you.
    Dave Hubert

    • Susan HuebertApril 11, 2014 at 10:13 am #

      Congratulations on receiving the award, and thanks for all of your work.

    • Walter VohradskyApril 11, 2014 at 10:15 am #

      Congratulations and thank you Kathleen…for “making a difference’!

  294. Dave TalbotApril 11, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    You give me hope Kathleen. Thank you for following your heart!

  295. Nina TruscottApril 11, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    Congratulations! The work you are doing today is important for the future of Canada.

  296. Helen CarterApril 11, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen.
    Thank you, for all that you do for Canada.
    Stay the course and I know we will succeed in making Canada a power house of peacemakers.

  297. Ann and RayApril 11, 2014 at 10:04 am #

    Bravo, Kathleen

    You are an inspiration to us all! Keep up the wonderful work!!!

  298. Karl MaierApril 11, 2014 at 10:03 am #


  299. Cathy WilliamsonApril 11, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen
    Our world needs inspiring young people like yourself. Keep up the great work and thank you for all you do on our behalf.


  300. Diane FelskeApril 11, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    Thanks for all your amazing work in the community!
    Congrats on your award!!

  301. AileenApril 11, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen
    I am delighted to know that are being honoured for your commitment and dedication. And thanks to Steve for letting me know.

  302. Karl EmdeApril 11, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    Congratulations! You are inspiring. I shared your story with my classroom with much positive discussion. You are making a difference.

  303. Elaine BurrowsApril 11, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    April 11th/2014

    Dear Kathleen:

    Congratulations is in order, yes we need more & more peace keepers Canada Home of The Free & a Peace keeping Country.
    All that we do is important, making a impact & we automatically have a good influence.

    Taking care of our Earth.

    actioncore@bell.netElaine Burrows

  304. David DeVoreApril 11, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    Good for you, Kathleen! Congratulations!

  305. Marian NollApril 11, 2014 at 9:47 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen. Your work is so necessary; more women need to be involved in the public sphere and clean up the politics.

  306. John McNameeApril 11, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    Thanks for all you do for all of us, Kathleen. You are an inspiration to us all. Congratulations on this obviously very deserved award.

  307. Jane AnweilerApril 11, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! You are a great role model and a tireless worker.
    You have made a difference in the world and I thank you for it.

  308. Bessie WappApril 11, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    Good on you, Kathleen!

  309. MercedezApril 11, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    u go girl congrats

  310. Ian GartshoreApril 11, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Kathleen, I wish to congratulate you in winning this award.
    As one who has run for politics and is now pushing 60 I very much appreciate your leadership, vision and example to all, especially younger folk. We need far more younger adults to be involved in the political process (not only running for political office), and you are an inspiration for them, and me.

  311. Sheelagh NormanApril 11, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Well deserved and well done

  312. Lee A. McKennaApril 11, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Congratulations to you, Kathleen! It is so good to see your face and hear your story of passionate and committed activism. You are a harbinger of hope!
    Lee McKenna
    Executive Director, Partera International

  313. Susan StoutApril 11, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    Thanks – keep up the good work!

  314. Elizabeth WoodworthApril 11, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Dear Kathleen:

    Congratulations on your award! The hope and encouragement you give to people is what the world needs to move forward. It’s all about spirit!

  315. Diane DuttleApril 11, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Many congratulations Kathleen. Your work gives me hope that things can be done.

  316. Daniel EppApril 11, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen! Thanks for all you do in the name of peace and justice.

  317. Terry KnowlesApril 11, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    Congratulations! Nice to see recognition go to people who really deserve it.

  318. Mavis DeGirolamoApril 11, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    Well done….you make us all feel proud; women who are able to step up to responsibilities!

  319. Janet MetcalfeApril 11, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! If Canada had more women like you, perhaps I could be a “proud Canadian” again instead of an ashamed one. Thank you for all the wonderful work you do.


  320. Rachel VincentApril 11, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Go Kathleen!

    Your activism is more important than ever before, and is directly contributing to building a better world. Peace is hard work, and we are all so grateful for your willingness to do this hard work on behalf of all of us.

    Thank you!!

  321. SorayaApril 11, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen. Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to spreading peace. Keep it up!

  322. Sandy GreenbergApril 11, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    Hi Kathleen,

    I just want you to know how much I appreciate your work, both as an individual and as a Board member of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. You inspire both long-time activists and other young women!

    • John CarrickApril 11, 2014 at 9:33 am #

      Hey!! way to go Kathleen. Congratulations!! Keep up the good work. We will win some day…

  323. SarahApril 11, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Gratitude and congratulations on behalf of the human race! Not just woman benefit from your good doing, but all of humanity. As individuals rise, so does the whole.


  324. Michael BrunetApril 11, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen, keep up the good work.

  325. Liz BallApril 11, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Congrats, Kathleen, on receiving this award for being such a great role model for all women and girls, regardless of age, for showing us all that political action for peace in all our communities is an honourable calling. Thanks for all you do. L. Ball

  326. ParweenApril 11, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Thank you, Kathleen, for all of your important work–your efforts are very much appreciated!

  327. Deanna Mac Dougall scApril 11, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Congrats Kathleen keep up the good work every little thing we do does make a difference and having women recognized is extremely important especially ion a male dominated society. Good job. Deanna MacDougall sc.

  328. michael owenApril 11, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Well done young lady well done. Canada is a better place because of people like you. Keep up the volunteering. Regards Michael Owen, Delta BC.

  329. Graham MulliganApril 11, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Even though I don’t know you, it matters that we support each other in progressive endeavour.

  330. william sweetlingApril 11, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    An honour you so richly deserve, Kathleen. Thank you for all you do!

  331. Wayne MagnusonApril 11, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    Dear Kathleen, thank you for your leadership in this worthy cause. Your award is well deserved and I wish you more power to continue volunteering with Ceasefire and spreading the message of peace.

  332. Diana MaharajApril 11, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen! The world needs more people like you. Thank you for all you do.

    Diana Maharaj

  333. Doreen McConachieApril 11, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Keep it up, Kathleen! The disproportionate number of women in leadership positions is having a devastating impact on the planet. Thanks, Doreen

  334. Joe ParcheloApril 11, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Hello Kathleen:
    Congratulations on winning the Leading Women Building Communities award. I can think of no better aspect of community for you to be awarded the prize for building.
    Best wishes
    Joe Parchelo

  335. PeterApril 11, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    Good onya, Kathleen, for doing what a lot of us don’t have quite the gumption to do. Glad to have you on our side.

  336. J.WalfordApril 11, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    Congratulations! Well done! Keep it up!

  337. Richard DentonApril 11, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen. We need more women in politics. Well deserved .
    Dr Richard Denton
    Physicians for Global Survival

  338. May PartridgeApril 11, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    Right on! It feels so good to see women’s tradition of work for social justice go forward!

  339. Kathleen D. SmithApril 11, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Well deserved, Kathleen. Thank you for all you have contributed. Congratulations!

  340. Rob TurnerApril 11, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Nice going Kathleen! Thanks for all you do!

  341. Nadia AlexanApril 11, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    Congratulations, Catherine. Thank you for all the work you do. I am also an activist like you, so, I know how much work is involved in getting a progressive message out, against the barrage of right-wing propaganda. Keep up the good work and good luck on your future projects. Regards, Nadia Alexan, from Montreal, and founder of Citizens in Action

  342. Mary GrohApril 11, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen,

    and thank you for your recent help in promoting Conscience Canada.
    You have a promising career ahead of you as a peace activist.


  343. Nancy KlassenApril 11, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    Well deserved, and congratulations!
    Cheers & cudos,

  344. Carolyn LaversApril 11, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Thank you for your didication to our communities and our Country at such a young age. You are incredible!!!

  345. Kevin DoyleApril 11, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen, continue the good work.

  346. Laurie MacKenzieApril 11, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen! …and thank you for all your dedication and hard work.

  347. Cheri ReidyApril 11, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    Thank you for helping me to be informed and
    making it easy for me to act on that information.
    Your passion for the issues comes across and speaks
    to the heart!

  348. D BrandsApril 11, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    Congratulations on your award!

    It is an honor to have you working on these important issues. We all need to be the change we want to see and you have shown that!

    Keep up the great work!

  349. Catherine MoorApril 11, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen! You deserve that award fully for your commitment towards peace.

  350. margaret beresfordApril 11, 2014 at 9:01 am #

    My congratulations and best wishes on your achievements and future goals. It is difficult to make a difference in this current political climate which makes your contributions all the more significant. Take care.

  351. Stacy C.April 11, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    Congratulations and keep fighting. My sister and I have been working to ban asbestos in Canada after losing our dad to mesothelioma. We’ve learned that ordinary people can make a difference. https://www.facebook.com/asbestoswalksarnia

  352. DonnaApril 11, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Congratulations on your well-deserved award! Well done Kathleen! You are an inspiration!

    • FredApril 11, 2014 at 9:04 am #

      A well deserved recognition. Keep up the good work.


  353. Bonnie WeaverApril 11, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Thank you for all your work with Ceasefire and congratulations on your award.

  354. Sheila CanoApril 11, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! You are an inspiration and we appreciate everything you do for peace and justice.

  355. Mary FarrarApril 11, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Amazing work Kathleen. Congrats!

  356. Beat MertzApril 11, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Thank you so very much for enduring the hardship of promoting peace against an overwhelming might of war and violence. I am so glad there are still people like you for our future. Congratulations!!

  357. Colin LowApril 11, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen> Would that there were a few more wonderful people like you around to help straighten out this country.

  358. ThereseApril 11, 2014 at 8:52 am #


    Important trail blasing you do my friend… Let your light shine .

    loving you.


  359. MayaApril 11, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    Not enough people “put their money where their mouth is” … so to speak … congratulations on your accomplishments!

  360. Doug EnghApril 11, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    Congrats on your accomplishments.


  361. Balsamo gilbertApril 11, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    Thank you Kathleen for all you have done.

  362. GinaApril 11, 2014 at 8:42 am #


    Thank you for being a strong female presence in this country. We are the future leaders and I hope you continue to inspire young women across Canada from coast to coast to coast to get involved and be proud of their voice of passion!

  363. Malcolm QuerneyApril 11, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen on the recognition of your hard work. Well done and thank you.

    Malcolm Querney

  364. June RossApril 11, 2014 at 8:41 am #


    Many congrats on your award! You make we women proud!! Keep up the great work and deeds and we need many more young people involved in our attempts to stop the insaness!

  365. Robin CollinsApril 11, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Nice work, Kathleen.

  366. AneesApril 11, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Way to go, Kathleen! You and your team are an inspiration to all of us.

    We’ll be watching, and hopefully helping!


  367. Glennys EganApril 11, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! This is wonderful news. You deserve it. 🙂

  368. Bob BorresonApril 11, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    Kathleen ,your work is an inspiration to all who want a better world.
    There is nothing on this planet more valuable than peace and social justice
    and you have contributed more than your share.
    Thank You very much.
    Bob Borreson

  369. Rosemary WilliamsonApril 11, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen; you give us Hope for a better future

  370. Debbie GrisdaleApril 11, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen. Well done and well deserved.

  371. RoyaApril 11, 2014 at 8:32 am #

    Dear Kathleen
    Well done for the great job; to be involved in your community and politics to make changes in a short time to help Canada to be a leader in creating a peaceful world.

  372. Gordon YanchyshynApril 11, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    Congratulations! Your enthusiasm and commitment are inspiring to us old-timers in moments of doubt and skepticism.

    • Sylvia SmithApril 11, 2014 at 8:33 am #

      Kathleen, what a well-deserved award! I’m so happy that you’re being recognized for the work and effort you put in to building justice from the bottom up! Have fun, and keep up the excellent work!

  373. Dr Paul McArthurApril 11, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    Thanks and congratulations Kathleen,

    Keep up the good, often unrewarded and unrecognized work of waging Peace !

  374. Paul MackenzieApril 11, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    You deserve our appreciation. But remember the pitfalls: the higher up the monkey climbs the more she shows her tail. I expect you are not motivated by seeking this fame but by your love and care for everyone.

  375. Hans SinnApril 11, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    Congratulation Kathleen on your well deserved community building award


  376. AnnApril 11, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Great job!

    I wish you all the best in your future endeavours..we need more conscientious young people like you.

    Keep up the good work!


  377. Nancy ArchibaldApril 11, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    A big congratulations for your many accomplishments. You should be proud. It’s wonderful to see and hear of the importent contributions women such as yourself are making today. Again congratulations!

  378. JoyceApril 11, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    Congradulations Kathleen. Thank you for making me feel that I can make a difference.

  379. Neil HodginsApril 11, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    well done! Good show! Kudos to you!

  380. Leah N.April 11, 2014 at 8:20 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Keep up the great work and keep inspiring women! We can all do something if we put our minds to it. My sister and I have been working to have asbestos banned in Canada and it’s been a rewarding experience being involved in this hot topic.

  381. Harold ShusterApril 11, 2014 at 8:20 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Keep up the great work.

  382. Doreen NicollApril 11, 2014 at 8:20 am #

    Congratualations Kathleen.

    Please continue your efforts encouraging women to enter politics and returning Canada to its peace keeping role.

  383. TatianaApril 11, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen and thank you! For all you do!

  384. Geo. NevilleApril 11, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen, for recognition by the Ontario Leading Women Award for all you novel work with Ceasefire.

  385. Derek SatnikApril 11, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    Well done girl! Keep up the great work!

  386. Ruth McVeighApril 11, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    At 87, I’m not as active as I once was .. no more marching in protest! But I do participate in petition-signing and I appreciate the work you do to set them up. Well done, Kathleen and congratulations.

  387. Leonard VoykinApril 11, 2014 at 8:13 am #


    Congratulations,keep on doing good deeds. Life will reward you accordingly.

    Good luck in your future endeavours.



  388. Ralph ShorterApril 11, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    Dear Kathleen,
    You are the paradigm of what all young women and men in this country should aspire to be, activists when required, always involved, and promoters of peace. Congratulations on your well-deserved award.

  389. Fernanda LeitaoApril 11, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    GOD BLESS YOU KATHLEEN! You deserve all the awards.

  390. Melinda ValeApril 11, 2014 at 8:10 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen. Thank you for being the change that the world, especially young people, needs to see.

  391. CollinApril 11, 2014 at 8:08 am #

    Dear Kathleen
    Magnifique ! Congratulations for the work you done and I wish you a lot of succes in your job.
    Jean-Marie, PNND Director France

  392. Darlene JuschkaApril 11, 2014 at 8:07 am #

    Well done Kathleen. You are a role model for other young women in Canada!

  393. Vic CyrApril 11, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Thank you for all your very important and hard work.

  394. HaifaApril 11, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    Dear Kathleen, Thank you very much for the work you are doing. I will try and help in any way I can. Sincerely, Haifa Miller

  395. Richard WalshApril 11, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    Congratulations, Kathleen,
    It’s grand to see another Walsh doing the work of justice and peace.
    In solidarity,

  396. Gloria G. PaulApril 11, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    Thank you for inspiring the young and the old with all that you are doing for
    Peace. Indeed congratulations from a far corner of the earth, Hoyt, New Brunswick.

  397. HedwigApril 11, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    May there be many more of you. God bless!

  398. Diane TrudeauApril 11, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work.

  399. JocelynApril 11, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen on the acknowledgement of your wonderful work for your community and for all Canadian women. An award well deserved indeed!

  400. Sarah PetiteApril 11, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    Hey Kathleen, CONGRATULATIONS!! We’re proud of you!

  401. DianeApril 11, 2014 at 8:04 am #


  402. LauraApril 11, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen,

    Thank you for your hard work and dedication to encouraging women to become more involved in politics it is vital in our next steps as nation.

  403. TrishApril 11, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    Congratulations. You have done so much good, affecting positive changes, in such a short time. It takes a lifetime for most of us. Well done.

  404. samuel malcolmsonApril 11, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    So important that more citizens be involved and informed about issues that bear on out our country.Thank you for your work.

  405. Beth GuptillApril 11, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    Well done Kathleen
    You are modeling engagement and participation in our country ‘s decision making
    for us all and especially young women
    Congratulations !!!

  406. MarkApril 11, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    Congratulations! You’re a fine example of good citizenship!

  407. Faye NApril 11, 2014 at 8:01 am #

    An amazing accomplishment Kathleen! You should be so proud of what you’ve achieved thus far, and what’s more exciting is that it’s only the beginning! Thanks for setting up 🙂

  408. Patrick DebergApril 11, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    Keep up the good fight Kathleen!

  409. Morna BallantyneApril 11, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    So good to see all your great work recognized and awarded by the province of Ontario. Congratulations!

  410. Diane MarshallApril 11, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    Kathleen, you are an inspiration! Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.

  411. Jude McHughApril 11, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    You are an inspiration and we need more like you!

  412. Lise MoisanApril 11, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    Go Girl! But remember as activists we have to hang in there for the long haul. So take care and enjoy a long healthy life.


  413. Richard PrestonApril 11, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    Bravo, Katheen Walsh
    You provide a pattern for others, and an inspiration for us elder folks

  414. Carol ThomasApril 11, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    Well done! And well earned.

  415. Gary PetersApril 11, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    You are an inspiration. We need lots more like you!

  416. Joyce YoungApril 11, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Know that you ARE making a difference! 🙂

  417. NatashaApril 11, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen!!

  418. JoanApril 11, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen. I appreciate all the work you are doing to help make Canada a leader in creating a just and peaceful world. Working together for peace, Joan

  419. Tony McQuailApril 11, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen,

    As a long time peace activist and ecological farmer (making peace the planet as we meet our need food) I am delighted to learn of your recognition with this award.
    Be well,

  420. Vera Van DiepenApril 11, 2014 at 7:57 am #

    Congratulations for making a difference. Please don’t ever stop trying to make this world a better place.

  421. KarenApril 11, 2014 at 7:57 am #

    Kathleen, congratulations. I greatly appreciate your commitment to making Canada a leader for peace, to encouraging engagement in politics, and your mentoring of youth. It is wonderful that you are being recognized for your commitment, skills, and leadership.

  422. Jim KennedyApril 11, 2014 at 7:57 am #

    I just want to say congratulations and thank you for all you do! Enjoy this award you’ve worked so hard for.

  423. VictoriaApril 11, 2014 at 7:57 am #

    Congratulations on winning a remarkable prize at the beginning of what will no doubt be a world changing career, literally. You make a real difference.

  424. JudyApril 11, 2014 at 7:56 am #


  425. JoshuaApril 11, 2014 at 7:56 am #

    I have been fortunate to become friends with many young, active and socially conscious women in my community and I was wondering what I could do to try and interest them in larger politics likes the Anti-War and Peace projects that Kathleen currently works on. My attempt is to buy them all copies of the book 1984 and even the book “I Shall Not Hate”. Hopefully this works but I may need access to some new ideas.

  426. Dale DewarApril 11, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    Congratulations Kathleen! Great to see that you are recognized for your valuable work!

  427. MonikApril 11, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    congats & thanks Kathleen, we need more women like you…Keep up the good work

  428. KathleenApril 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

    What wonderful news! Congratulations and thank you for all your terrific work!


  429. Dylan BlanchardApril 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Yay! So awesome, so great!

  430. Elizabeth ShaferApril 10, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Kathleen sounds lik a wonderful person–Congratulations!

  431. Peggy MasonApril 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    Oh Kat this is such great news. So wonderful to see your hard work and dedication recognized. This is just the beginning!

  432. Talbot BuxomelyApril 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Way to go Kat!!! You earned it! 🙂

  433. Bruce CampbellApril 10, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    WOW!! What a tremendous honour.Richly deserved!! And of course we at CCPA do know what a wonderful person and committed social activist you are. Congratulations!

  434. Alice SlaterApril 10, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    Kat–what wonderful news!! Congratulations on your award!! I knew you were wonderful but had no idea of the breadth of you work and experience. We are so lucky to have you in our Abolition 2000 Network and on our Coordinating Committee. Warmest regards, Alice

  435. IanApril 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Congratulations Kathleen, it has been a pleasure to both work alongside you and support your endeavours and initiatives these last couple of years! Keep up the great work!

  436. GrahamApril 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm #


  437. SteveApril 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Congratulations Kat – well deserved!

    • alma normanApril 11, 2014 at 7:55 am #

      well deserved indeed Kathlkeen. And how wonderful to have this given to a young person; you are our hope!

      • Fernanda LeitaoApril 11, 2014 at 8:09 am #

        Gid bless you Kathleen! You deserve all the awards.