Jamaican Diva Wins Constance Hamilton Award in Canada
Dr Rosemary Moodie is a recipient of Canada’s 2014 Constance Hamilton Award.
As president and board chair of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Toronto since 2011, Moodie has expanded the organisation’s affordable and supportive housing options for young women living with mental health and addiction issues, as well as low-income single women and those fleeing domestic violence.
A graduate of St Hugh’s High School in Kingston and the University of the West Indies, Moodie went to Canada nearly three decades ago to complete her pediatrics training at the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC). She successfully pursued an Executive Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School and is currently completing her Master’s in Public Policy and Administration at Queen’s University.
Moodie, who has provided medical care for critically ill newborn infants and children while working to improve medical service delivery needs in the field of obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics, sits on the Food for the Poor advisory board and is a director of the Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education (PACE).
The HSC paediatrician and neonatologist was also honored with a Harry Jerome Award last April.