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2015 John Robinson Awards

2015 was a banner year for the John Robinson Celebration with 6 awards granted to individuals who have made tremendous contributions to ending violence against women. Recipients were feted at a breakfast celebration held at the Hyland Country Club on November 26th.

Retiring and receiving Lifetime Contribution Awards were Wendy Acton from Vanier Children’s Services, Mary Huffman from the Middlesex-London Health Unit, Melanie Murphy from Women’s Community House, and Julie White from Unifor.

Receiving the Member Award was Patricia Verkley from Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex, with the Innovation Award granted to Yasmin Hussain of the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support & Integration.

2015 John Robinson Award Winner Yasmin Hussain
Yasmin Hussain was presented with her award in December as she was working in Germany and unable to attend.
2015 John Robinson Awards
Recipients: Melanie Murphy, Julie White, Wendy Acton, Mary Huffman, Patricia Verkley

The awards are named after Inspector John Robinson of the London Police Service, and were created to honour his ground-breaking work to end violence against women including the establishment of a mandatory charging policy, a progressive development that was implemented across the country. In recognition for his tenacious spirit, leadership and creativity, the LCCEWA established the award in 1988, with Inspector John Robinson as the first recipient. Click here for more information and a list of past recipients.

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