TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - YWCA Toronto is pleased to announce the election
of Dr. Rosemary Moodie (BSc., MB BS., FRCP(C), FAAP, MBA ) as Board
A member of the YWCA Board of Directors since 2008, Dr. Moodie is a
passionate advocate for the rights of women and children. As a
dedicated volunteer and philanthropist, Dr. Moodie has focused on
working with organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life
and well-being of marginalized members of the community, particularly
women and girls.
"I am thrilled to be leading this dynamic organization. The YWCA is a
vital organization in Toronto, helping thousands of women and girls
build stronger and healthier lives. The YWCA is also a leader in our
collective efforts to build a more just and inclusive city," said
"Dr. Moodie takes the helm during a significant moment of growth at the
YWCA. We are expanding our affordable housing options for women and
children, most notably with the YWCA Elm Centre which will open this
summer," said Heather McGregor, YWCA Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Moodie is a paediatrician and neonatologist who has provided medical
care for critically ill newborn infants and children while working to
improve medical service delivery needs in the field of obstetrics,
gynecology and paediatrics.
Dr. Moodie received her medical training at the University of the West
Indies and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from The
Rotman School at the University of Toronto. She is currently completing
her Master's in Public Policy and Administration - with a focus in
Health Policy - at Queen's University.
YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.
Our programs promote equality, economic security and lives free from
violence. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find
jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We
offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs,
community support programs, girls' programs and family programs. We
also engage in systemic advocacy.
SOURCE YWCA Toronto
For further information:
Raine Liliefeldt, Communications Manager
T. 416-961-8101 ext. 326 C. 416-660-9483