Congratulations Margo Ross!
On behalf of Executive, I am pleased to congratulate Margo Ross on the incredible achievement of receiving a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medal. This prestigious award honours significant achievements by Canadians who have dedicated themselves to serving their community, their country and their fellow Canadians and was created to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as the Queen of Canada. Margo is recognised for her service and significant contributions as a Public Servant as well as her exceptional individual achievements to positively influence the community.
Throughout her career, Margo has made significant contributions to the BC Treaty negotiation process and has played a lead role in fiscal negotiations at various treaty tables. Other career highlights include her contributions to the Strategic Investment Plan with the Ministry of Advanced Education, and most recently her work redesigning the Sport Sector where she has built tremendous data and analysis capacity. It is no surprise that Margo has been responsible for leading three key projects nominated for Premier’s Awards in the past few years.
Margo’s contributions are certainly not limited to her role in the BC Public Service. Margo recently took a 7 month sabbatical to volunteer for Edzimkulu – a Society for Children with Aids. In this work Margo played an integral role in the development of an accountability model that led to the Department of Health agreeing to take on the permanent operation of this rural and remote clinic – the first of its kind in South Africa.
Margo’s commitment to building a positive community is also evidenced in her long standing volunteer commitment with the Victoria Women’s Transition House, where she has served on the Board as well as the countless hours she has dedicated to sports through coaching, managing and providing administration.
It is my privilege to thank you Margo for your ongoing dedication and the service you provide. Please join me in congratulating Margo on her Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award.
Margo was an important member of Rebels, VILFHA and FHV for many, many years.