2012 National Award
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 2012 National Making A Difference Award was presented to Lynda Haddon, for her exceptional and generous volunteer work that she does on behalf of multiple births families across Canada.
Lynda has many accomplishments within the multiple birth community which she has been a part of for over 25 years locally, nationally and internationally.
Some of her accomplishments include:
Chair of Breastfeeding Support Network including creating fact sheets, a Breastfeeding Support Kit that chapters can give their members, and compiling The Milky Way, Lynda’s monthly newsletter to members which in August 2012 released its 87th issue.
Chair and Founder of the Loss Support Network, authoring over 15 fact sheets, providing bereavement support to multiple birth families worldwide and of course author of the monthly newsletter Forever Angels which in August 2012 reached issue #157!
Lynda has been a representative for MBC regarding many bereavement and breastfeeding issues facing multiple births families, and she is regarded nationally and internationally as an expert in both of these fields.
Member and Chair of the Ottawa Coalition for the Prevention of Low Birth Weight.
Advisor to MBC Board members for over two decades, providing support and information whenever it’s needed.
Chair of her local chapter of Ottawa Twins Parents Association (now known as the Multiple Birth Families Association of Ottawa-Gatineau) and of POMBA Canada (now known as Multiple Births Canada).
Lynda exemplifies the dedication, caring heart and professional approach that Multiple Births Canada strives for and supports multiple birth families across the nation. We are forever thankful that she continues to give so selflessly to our community, and we recognize her many achievements.
Lynda offered up the following words to describe her award: "The only experience better than raising my own twins and their older sister has been the extraordinary joy in helping so many others for so many years. I am grateful for the recognition of this devotion."