Mayor Jim Watson, with Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Diana Majury for her selfless contributions and dedication to the community.

Diana has been on the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa volunteering her time, energy, experience and commitment to this charitable organization for the past six years. She is currently serving as Vice-President and is also the organization’s representative on the Board of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies as well as the representative on the Board of the Council of Elizabeth Fry Societies of Ottawa.

The Elizabeth Fry Society is devoted to helping women and female youth involved in the criminal justice system or who may be at risk of coming into conflict with the law. It provides support services for women incarcerated in provincial and federal institutions and offers a variety of programs and services to provide women with confidential and supportive living and learning environments.

Diana spends more than 500 hours a year in her volunteer activities with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa, helping to reintegrate women, which helps to keep Ottawa safer and to educate the public about pathways to criminalization – poverty, homelessness, addiction, lack of access to social services and victimization of women and children.

Over the past six years, this means Diana has contributed approximately 79 weeks to the betterment of the agency, its client women and the City of Ottawa.