Mary Gordon invested into Order of Newfoundland and Labrador
16 October 2012: Roots of Empathy Founder/President Mary Gordon was invested into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador today. The Honourable John Crosbie, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, presented Gordon and her seven fellow inductees with the Order.
“The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavor benefitting the province and its residents,” said Mr. Crosbie. “The individuals recognized today embody the true spirit of the Order through their selflessness, devotion and dedication to improving the lives of their fellow Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”
Gordon was honoured for her contributions as an educator, social entrepreneur and child advocate. Since 2001, Roots of Empathy has reached almost 11,000 students in the province and has grown to include programs in all of the school districts.
Mary Gordon (back row, second from the left) and her fellow inductees into the Order.
To view media coverage of the event, visit The Telegram and VOCM.