It should come as no surprise that this year’s recipient of the FSWO Pink Helmet of Courage Award is Cheryl Hunt. Cheryl, we commend you and we thank you, you are a warrior, a leader and an amazing role model.
“Strength in Diversity and Inclusion” - these are the words featured on the home page of the Allied Firefighters of Canada. This organization was born out of an imperative to promote diversity, equality and a healthy network for firefighters of all underrepresented groups. Allied Firefighters of Canada exists to support and unite
Mark Pankhurst is currently retired after a 30+ year illustrious career as a Fire Chief and active Volunteer Firefighter and has always been an advocate for diversity and inclusion, including his support of FSWO.
FSWO is pleased to present the President’s Trailblazer Award to Sofie Lasiuk - her professionalism, commitment and perseverance are an inspiration to all of us.
The annual FSWO training symposium Fire Service Women Ontario welcomes men and women from the Canadian fire service industry to focus on workplace diversity and how best to reflect modern, gender-balanced community demographics in the fire hall.