Executive Director of Lanark County Interval House, Erin Lee, has received the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario 2016 Social Activism Award.
The award is presented to an individual woman, or group of women, who do not hold ETFO membership but have been outstanding social activists on behalf of women and children in Ontario.
Lanark County Interval House provides unique counselling services to prevent and deal with violence against women and children.
In announcing the award, ETFO President Sam Hammond said, “Erin has moved mountains to address the barriers of rural realities and make LCIH services accessible to all women and children.”
He added, that “While running a complex organization, Erin has engaged her entire community to enable Lanark County’s women, children and youth to deal with and be free from violence.”
Under Erin’s leadership, Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) is a compelling force of change, helping to build a better future for women and their children in Lanark County and beyond. While LCIH provides residential emergency shelter and transitional support for women and children fleeing abusive situations, the organization goes well beyond these services. With two outreach offices in Lanark County Highlands and Carleton Place, LCIH has built comprehensive services for rural women and children under Erin’s vision.
Erin was nominated for the award by ETFO’s Upper Canada Occasional Teacher Local.