The Women’s Canadian Club of May luncheon a double presentation

On Tuesday, May 2 at 12:15 p.m. the Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal May luncheon will offer a double presentation. Guest speaker Kelly Hawke Baxter, Founding Executive Director and board member, The Natural Step Canada will present What does it mean to live sustainably?


She will be preceded by the club’s annual presentation of Public Speaking winners from the EMSB and the Quebec Association of Independent Schools and their prize-winning speeches. Winners will be awarded a scholarship to Ottawa to attend a week-long program with Encounters with Canada, a national organization that offers specific areas of study chosen by the students who attend from across Canada. There will also be a presentation of merit rewards for four Grade 10 students, selected by their schools.

Kelly Hawke Baxter is a consultant and strategic advisor who has worked in the field of sustainable development and social change for over 20 years.  She works with non-profit leaders and organizations to help them with strategy and governance.

Kelly founded and led for 10 years The Natural Step Canada, a national non-profit organization that helps individuals and organizations make meaningful progress toward sustainability.  She is now a member of The Natural Step’s board of directors.

Kelly is also a board member of Tostan, a successful nonprofit organization based in West Africa dedicated to empowering African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights.

The Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal meets monthly at its new location Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St West. An optional  light sandwich lunch is served from 11 a.m. to noon for $5. Cost to non-members including men is $10. For more information contact Carolyn Roper at 514. 932.4005 or Pam Brydges at 514.488.4891.

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