LEA Place Women’s Resource Centre
While other service agencies were scaling back and/or shutting down, Myrene led the staff team at LEA Place to enable delivery of services. She kept the lights on at the Centre and provided direct contact for women to access fax, copier, and pick up gift cards. Myrene took initiative to ensure safety of staff and women using the Centre. Staff were enabled to work remotely and Myrene made sure that women could still send and receive documents via the Centre, as well as access our poverty relief support (gas/grocery cards).
The support Myrene provided for staff and users of the Centre exemplifies her commitment to helping women achieve the best possible outcomes in a given situation. Staff were able to continue to work and provide services to women and were encouraged to come up with creative solutions and supports given that many other agencies were unavailable (Courts, Housing, Service Canada).
2020 Nova Scotia Invisible Champion Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
Note: The pandemic led to Special Covid Awards being designated. If awarded, they are marked with a (C) in the Table above.
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Venue: Province House and various venues virtual event
Remarks: Hon. Premier Stephen McNeil
MC: Former Lt. Governor Myra A. Freeman CM ONS MSM
Awards Presentation: Sara Napier, CEO, United Way Halifax
Attendees: Senators Hon. Frances Lankin, Hon. Linda Frum, Hon. Robert Black, Hon. Kim Pate, MP Hon. Andy Filmore,Hon. Gary Burrill, Leader of the NDP, MLA Susan Leblanc, MLA Tim Halman. Hon. Margaret McCain
Autism NS receiving their trophy