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Peggy Edwards

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social activist, policy analyst, writer

volunteer (retired Co-Chair), National Advocacy Committee, Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign

Website: http://www.grannyvoices.com

613-730-2679

Profile: Peggy Edwards is a health promotion consultant, policy analyst and writer based in Ottawa. She has worked with Health Canada, the Canadian Public Health Association and the World Health Organization, and is the co-author of three best-selling books on healthy aging and grandparenting. She specializes in issues related to aging, social justice, voluntarism and gender. Peggy is a leader in the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, which supports African grandmothers who are raising millions of AIDS orphans. She is the co-founder of the National Advocacy Committee of the Grandmothers Campaign, which guides over 10,000 Canadian grandmothers in their efforts to obtain fair resources, systemic change and the rights of women and children.

 

Project

Peggy’s Fellowship project looked at the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (which is associated with the Stephen Lewis Foundation) in order to answer the question: “How do we engage, nurture and sustain older women advocates in civil society?” Her findings are captured in a 10-minute video and accompanying materials at GrannyVoices.com.

 

Short Biography

Peggy Edwards is a health promotion consultant, policy analyst and writer based in Ottawa. She has worked with Health Canada, the Canadian Public Health Association and the World Health Organization, and is the co-author of three best-selling books on healthy aging and grandparenting. She specializes in issues related to aging, social justice, voluntarism and gender. Peggy is a social activist and leader in the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, which supports African grandmothers who are raising millions of AIDS orphans.

 

Awards

Ron Draper Award for Health Promotion (granted by Canadian Public Health Association)

 

Organization

National Advocacy Committee, Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, turning the tide on HIV/AIDS in Africa

Job Title: volunteer (retired Co-Chair)

Organization Address:
219 Hopewell Ave
Ottawa,ON, K1S 5R9

Posts by Peggy:

I am a grandmother of 11 and a great-grandmother of 3. Along with thousands of other grandmothers and “grand-others” across Canada, I am a passionate advocate for social justice and in particular, for the rights and dignity of grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa. These courageous women are raising the majority of the 17 million children orphaned […]

 

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