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Awarded Leading Women, Building Communities Award

Kelsey Lett has been selected as a recipient of this year's Leading Women, Building Communities Award in recognition of the passion and dedication she has shown, and for her positive impact in the community.

Kelsey is among the 200 women and young girls recognized across Ontario and 40 in the region of Ottawa.

 "I would like to sincerely congratulate you, on behalf of myself and the Province of Ontario, and to thank you for all you've done to earn this Award. You have been a role model for women and girls and our entire community," says, Marie-France Lalonde MPP / Députée Ottawa – Orléans

Kelsey is a passionate advocate for health system improvement – she is currently a Patient Engagement Advisor with the Champlain CCAC and she has served as a peer support to people with life-limiting conditions. Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at age 2, Kelsey is a tireless advocate for Cystic Fibrosis and patients receiving home care.

"Kelsey is an inspiration to all women and girls who are struggling with a life-limiting illness. Cystic Fibrosis doesn't keep her from demonstrating leadership and being a role model in the community. Kelsey's contribution as a Patient Engagement Advisor at the Champlain CCAC has led to many improvements. On behalf of the Champlain CCAC, I am proud to congratulate Kelsey for this impressive recognition, says Marc Sougavinski, CEO, Champlain CCAC.

In 2015, Kelsey was awarded the prestigious James Conway Patient and Family Advisor scholarship from The Institute for Healthcare Improvement in the United States. In 2015, Kelsey was also awarded the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres – Citizenship Award. This award is presented to a citizen who has made an important contribution to a community or group through volunteer work, after-work activities or other community involvement. 

Read more about Kelsey here >