Janice is the Regional Representative for South Central Ontario and represents the region as a member of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Ontario Board of Directors. She enjoyed chairing the Nominating & Governance Committee during the past year and looks forward to joining the Executive Committee of the Board in April 2014 as Vice Chair.
Janice has been active in leadership roles with the Canadian Cancer Society since 2001. In March 2005, Janice was diagnosed with breast cancer which enabled her to bring an enhanced focus to her work as a volunteer. Her efforts in the area of advocacy and prevention as well as numerous committees at every level of the organization have helped the Society move its mission forward. Janice is a founding member of the Ontario Public Issues Team. She was a member of the Board of Directors from April 2006–2010 and re-joined the Board in June 2012. Janice was a 2010–2011 International Hero of Hope, and was chosen to be a Global Cancer Ambassador and attended a United Nation’s Non-Communicable Disease Conference in 2011. Janice is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Janice is dedicated to making an impact in her community by providing hope and encouragement to those affected by cancer, and by raising awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and screening. She is a lifelong volunteer, and was a board member with the Canadian Red Cross in Mississauga and the treasurer of the Anderson Division of the Girl Guides of Canada. Currently, she is a board member with the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board, treasurer of her church and works with the homeless at the Inn From The Cold in Newmarket, Ontario.
Janice works with her husband in their company and has two adult married children. She continues to compete in half marathons, and enjoys golf and curling.
Establishing a national caregivers strategy
The Canadian Cancer Society is actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national caregivers strategy to ensure there is more financial support for this important group of people.