IODE Ontario Police Community Relations Award
Provincial president Renate Schuetz, Acting Sergeant Shona Camirand, Superintendent Mike Pilon and Provincial Citizenship Officer Caroline Rodgers
IODE Ontario Jean Throop Book Award
IODE Empowering Women in STEM
One of IODE Ontario’s main mandates is the promotion of further education. At the 99th Provincial Annual Meeting, April 27th, 2019 in Kingston, we recognized Past Provincial President, Lois Laughren. Lois G. Laughren was President of IODE Ontario from 2001 to 2003. She had been a member of IODE since 1959 until her death in November 2010. In 1985, she moved to Burlington and transferred her membership to the IODE Wellington Square Chapter. As Lois and Ken Laughren had no children of their own, IODE was the beneficiary of Lois' generosity.
Her donation has allowed IODE Ontario to establish the IODE Ontario Lois Laughren Award for Women in STEM at Ryerson University. This award will be given to women who have completed at least one year of university and are pursuing an education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.
The IODE Ontario Lois Laughren Award for Women in STEM is donating $25,000 that will be matched through Ryerson University’s PACE (President’s Awards to Champion Excellence) fund, giving a total of $50,000. The Award will be offered to five women at $2,000 each ($10,000 annually) for a period of 5 years. The University Selection Team will choose recipients and the first STEM awards will be presented in September 2019.