Hon. Rona Ambrose - National Role Model - Global Dignity Day Canada 2013
Since 2012, Arviat youth have been involved in celebrating Global Dignity Day.
Global Dignity (http://globaldignity.org) is an independent, non-political organization focused on empowering individuals with the concept that every human being has the universal right to lead a dignified life.
Held each year on the third Wednesday of October, role models from across the country – including parents, educators, athletes, Senators, former and current Members of Parliament as well as international business and thought leaders – join thousands of volunteers to make the day possible.
In Canada, role models speak with youth across the country from Nunavut to British Columbia with the aim to instill a positive, inclusive and interconnected sense of value in young people that will guide them as they grow.
Why is dignity important?
Meet the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health.
Rona Ambrose was first elected as a Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Spruce Grove (Alberta) in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011.
In July 2013, Ms. Ambrose was appointed Minister of Health. Previously, she was appointed Minister of the Environment in February 2006, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification in January 2007, Minister of Labour in October 2008 and Minister of Public Works and Government Services in January 2010. She was appointed to the additional position of Minister for Status of Women in April 2010.
As Environment Minister, she introduced the Clean Air Act and was also an early leader in calling for a new international agreement, which includes all major emitters, a position now adopted by the international community in the Copenhagen Accord.
As Minister of Labour, she helped resolve strikes at VIA Rail, Ottawa’s public transit system and the Canadian National Railway.
Prior to serving in Parliament, Ms. Ambrose worked in the Government of Alberta’s Department of International and Intergovernmental Relations. She has also worked in the private sector as a public policy consultant.
Her community service has included involvement in organizations working to end violence against women, including the Status of Women’s Action Group, the Victoria Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Crisis Centre, and the Edmonton Women’s Shelter.
Ms. Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria and a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Alberta.
Established in 2005, by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant and Professor Pekka Himanen, GD is linked to the 2020 process of the World Economic Forum, in which leaders from politics, business, academia, and civil society join efforts to improve the state of the world.
GD is an independent, non-political organization focused on empowering individuals with the concept that every human being has the universal right to lead a dignified life.
GET INVOLVED. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
For more information on how you and your school can get involved, visit www.globaldignity.ca
We thank Rona and all the supporters and volunteers with Global Dignity and Global Dignity Canada for supporting our youth.