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MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARDS

2016 Recipients

 
2016 MADA Winners
Local
Hollie McNair
National
Nicole Fisher
Chapter
Twins, Triplets, and More Association of Calgary
Chapter
Durham Parents of Multiples
Media
Carmen Leibel & CTV Edmonton
Corporate
Families Matter, Calgary
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LOCAL Award: Hollie McNair

The LOCAL Making A Difference Award is presented to an individual who has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for outstanding accomplishments of local significance in multiple births issues within Canada.

The winner of the 2016 LOCAL award is Hollie McNair.

  • Coordinates the Newborn Outreach portfolio

  • Responsible for the Christmas Charity donations

  • Social convenor and plans member events

  • Chairs Mom 2 Mom sales

  • Key role in Fundraising

 
National Award: Nicole Fisher

The MADA NATIONAL award is presented to an individual who has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for outstanding accomplishments of national significance in multiple births issues in Canada.

The 2016 National Making a Difference Award was presented to Nicole Fisher.

 

  • MBC Volunteer for 12 years, Board Member 4 years

 

  • Part of the team that started the very first National Multiple Births Awareness Day in 2005

 

  • Key role in the 2008 Conference celebrating MBC’s 30th anniversary

 
Chapter Award: Twins, Triplets, and More Association of Calgary

The MADA CHAPTER award is presented to a chapter that has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for outstanding accomplishments of significance to their local multiple births community. This year two awards were given, to the Twins, Triplets, and More Association of Calgary and to the Durham Parents of Multiples.

The first 2016 Making a Difference Chapter Award winner is the Twins, Triplets, and More Association of Calgary.

 

  • Started in 1970 by five moms – grown into a Chapter serving over 500 families

 

  • Equipment Loans and New to YOU Store free to members 

 

  • Partnership with Alberta Health Services

Chapter Award: Durham Parents of Multiples
 
 

The second 2016 Making a Difference Chapter Award winner is the Durham Parents of Multiples.

  • NICU Stocking Project

  • Donations for Parents in Need

  • Adopt a family – Children’s Aid Society 

  • Hosted 2016 MBC Conference & AGM

Media Award: Carmen Leibel & CTV Edmonton

The MADA MEDIA award is presented to an individual and/or newspaper, magazine, radio or television outlet that printed or aired a story in the previous year which created awareness of multiple-birth issues, individual chapters, or spotlighted MBC and/or chapter initiatives.

The 2016 Media Making a Difference Award goes to Carmen Leibel & CTV Edmonton.

  • Dawn Moffat, the ETTC 3, 4 or more Support Director, was interviewed to showcase the challenges parents of higher order multiples face.

 

  • CTV Edmonton was also a large part of raising awareness of the medical challenges facing multiples while directly promoting support for a local family as they were faced with medical costs travelling back and forth between Edmonton and Toronto.  The boys are currently 2 ½ years old and remain cancer free.   

 
Corporate Award: Families Matter

The MADA CORPORATE award is presented to an individual, business, corporation or organization who at the national level, in their professional capacity, created an awareness of the challenges faced by Canada's multiple birth children and their families, and/or have made a significant impact on the multiple-birth community and/or Multiple Births Canada.

The 2016 Winner of the Corporate Award is Families Matter.

 

  • Calgary’s premier parenting education organization facilitating change that strengthens families resulting in healthy futures for children and their caregivers.

 

  • Families Matter provide free space for play setting.

 

  • Provides free parenting workshops to TTMAC members.

 

  • Post-Partum Depression Support Program working directly with TTMAC MoMs.

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