There are so many special people in the Ottawa area working to make a difference in the lives of others. Often though it's only their team of volunteers, those who donate to their cause, and the recipients who know about their work. So, I'm betting most of you don't know about Dr. Christine Gervais of Ottawa. The criminology professor lectures at UOttawa. Her other passion is charitable work. For 20 years she has been the driving force behind Acceso International, which works to better the lives of young students in 6 Latin American countries. I met Dr. Gervais for the first time this week.
ACCESO International receives no government money for its work in Latin America. It relies on sponsorships from corporations and fundraises on its own. It's biggest event is later this month in Ottawa. Details on the Poster below. Acceso also welcomes donations which directly funds education.