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Our Awards

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ font_color=”#000000″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none” enable_animation=”true” animation=”fade-in-from-bottom”][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Order of Ontario” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon for exceptional achievements that have left a lasting legacy in the province, in Canada, and beyond.” col_3_content=”2020″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Honourary doctorate – National University of Ireland, Galway” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon” col_3_content=”2019″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” open_new_tab=”true” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Governor General’s Innovation Award” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon, this award recognizes and celebrates outstanding Canadian individuals, teams and organizations – trailblazers and creators who contribute to our country’s success, who help share our future and who inspire the next generation…building an inclusive, compassionate society will be the keys to Canada’s success as a caring, efficient and prosperous nation.” col_3_content=”2018″ url=”https://rootsofempathy.org/mary-gordon-awarded-the-governor-generals-innovation-award-2018/”][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” open_new_tab=”true” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”HundrED.org” col_2_content=”Roots of Empathy recognized as one of 100 most inspiring social innovations of the year by Finnish education organization HundrED. HundrED aims to share inspirational ideas and projects across borders to improve the future of education worldwide. The innovations were identified through research, events and recommendations; over 700 projects were evaluated for their originality, impact and scalability.” col_3_content=”2018, 2019, 2020, 2021″ url=”https://hundred.org/en/innovations/roots-of-empathy”][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” open_new_tab=”true” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”UpSocial” col_2_content=”Roots of Empathy ecognized by UpSocial in Athens, Greece and Lisbon, Portugal as an innovation best placed to address the challenge of children at risk of social exclusion through their project “Accelerating Change for Social Inclusion”.” col_3_content=”2017″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” open_new_tab=”true” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Shaw Communications” col_2_content=”Mary Gordon was named 1 of 50 Outstanding Canadians by Shaw Communications which recognized the outstanding people and organizations making Canada a better place for kids.” col_3_content=”2017″ url=”https://www.shaw.ca/Corporate/Community/Canada150Wishes/Article/?aid=53687100685″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, Memorial University, St. John’s NFLD” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon” col_3_content=”2015″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Toronto Catholic District School Board Award of Merit for Outstanding Contribution to Catholic Education” col_2_content=”Recieved by Mary Gordon” col_3_content=”2015″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Canadian Institute of Child Health – National Child Day Award” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon” col_3_content=”2013″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Order of Newfoundland and Labrador” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon for exemplifying the strengths, talent and determination of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.” col_3_content=”2012″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”David E. Mitchell Award of Distinction from the Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon for one of the top social innovations in Canada.” col_3_content=”2011″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Public Education Advocacy Award for the Canadian Teachers’ Federation” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon” col_3_content=”2009″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Changemakers Award for Young Men at Risk” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon” col_3_content=”2008″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Ontario Teachers Federation Lifetime Fellowship Award” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon” col_3_content=”2008″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Order of Canada” url=”https://archive.gg.ca/honours/search-recherche/honours-desc.asp?lang=e&TypeID=orc&id=9678″ col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon for her extraordinary contributions to the nation.” col_3_content=”2005 or 2006″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Ashoka Fellowship” col_2_content=”Mary Gordon was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship, recognizing her as a member of an international circle of social entrepreneurs who have the creativity and skill to envision and bring new ways of addressing persistent social problems. In 2011, she was named an Ashoka Globalizer, joining a select group of Ashoka Fellows supported in extending their message and impact to the global level.” col_3_content=”2002″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Toronto Foundation for Student Success Inaugural Fraser Mustard Award” col_2_content=”This was the first Fraser Mustard Award, received by Mary Gordon, in recognition of corporations and individuals for their contributions to the physical, emotional and intellectual well-being of Canada’s next generation of leaders” col_3_content=”2002″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Distinguished Educator Award (national), University of Toronto” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon” col_3_content=”2000″][nectar_horizontal_list_item columns=”3″ column_layout_using_3_columns=”large_middle” col_1_text_align=”left” col_2_text_align=”left” col_3_text_align=”right” font_family=”p” hover_color=”accent-color” col_1_content=”Psychology Foundation of Canada Community Service Award” col_2_content=”Received by Mary Gordon” col_3_content=”1998″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” bg_color=”#ffffff” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”center” top_padding=”3%” bottom_padding=”3%” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/6″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”2/3″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]

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