2021 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 2021 National MADA was presented to Ruth Morton
This winner has been active in the multiples community since her twins were born. She was part of her local chapter filling any role needed over the years. As her time with her chapter was ending, she was approached to join the MBC board.
The board knew she had amazing skills that would help get some of the infrastructures of MBC up to date. She has been an incredible leader to those on the board as she always makes the time to have one on one conversations and make sure board members are being heard and valued while adding value to the big picture.
During her time with MBC Ruth has been instrumental in many large projects with tremendous impact including:
- newly updated website
- new MBC logo design and rebranding
- online chapter exchanges, program nights, virtual speaker sessions and more
- creation and design of new MBC online store with product design
To have accomplished this much is absolutely amazing in itself. But in addition, Ruth was able to lead the board through a pandemic which added not only to the MBC board challenges but also to that of the chapters we serve. Ruth's leadership has been instrumental in adapting new ways of providing value to our chapters and offering support options to ensure we were serving our community to the best of our ability. While Ruth will continue on the board, her time as chair is over and now is the perfect time to award her the national MADA award for all her hard work and dedication.