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YWCA Sudbury is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. Our programs promote equality, economic security and lives free from violence. Your gift to YWCA Sudbury helps us help others.

Mary Michasiw

Mary is a retired teacher who is committed to making the City of Greater Sudbury a better place for everyone. She has devoted countless volunteer hours through her work as Director of Volunteer Sudbury, member of the Seniors’ Advisory Panel, the planning committee for the Aging in Place Symposium, 2019 Seniors’ Summit planning committee, Age Friendly Committee, and President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 564 Lockerby.  She is also the Chair of the Legion’s Seniors and Youth Education Committees.  As Youth Education Chair, Mary implements programs that foster remembrance, instill confidence and build the next generation of community leaders.  She organized the Keeping Seniors Warm 24-hour walk-a-thon fundraiser, which initiated the Outdoor Exercise Park at Pioneer Manor.  Mary was recognized as the 2018 Legionnaire of the Year, 2019 Civic Award Recipient and 2019 Sudbury Wolves Hometown Hero.  She is an exceptional leader and role model and continues to inspire other women and girls. Mary’s personal philosophy, “be the change you want to see in your community” rings true in the impact she has made.