FOR THE CHILDREN AWARD

SCLCFC's For the Children Award was established in 1996 when Theresa Odishaw stepped down as President of the Foundation. The Foundation wanted to present to her an appropriate award for her outstanding contribution. 

During her presidency Theresa always signed her letters For the Children instead of Yours truly. The phrase became synonymous with the Foundation. Professor Paul T. K. Lin and Mrs. Eileen Lin co-founders of the foundation recommended an award called For the Children Award. Theresa Odishaw was the first recipient. 

The Award continues to be given, to honour men and women who give selflessly of their time and talents to change for the better, the lives of children. The phrase For the Children is now used in all correspondence by the Soong Ching Ling Foundation of Canada and by the Soong Ching Ling Foundations in Shanghai and Beijing.
 

Award Recipients

 

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THERESA ODISHAW

Former President and long time member of the SCL Board.

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PROFESSOR PAUL T. K. LIN O.C. (1920-2004)

Co-founder of the Soong Ching Ling Children's Foundation of Canada.

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MRS. EILEEN LIN

Co-founder of the Soong Ching Ling Children's Foundation of Canada.

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MR. HAMISH CAMERON

A long time board member, supporter and legal counsel for the Foundation.

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DR. GRACE MCCARTHY, OC.

Founder and long time activist of CHILD foundation

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DR. CLYDE HERTZMAN

Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), University of British Columbia. Dr. Hertzman's research findings that what happens to children during their early years is important to lifelong health and well being have helped shape national and international policy.

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MS. HOPE HUIPING TIAN & DR. SUZANNE JACOBSEN PHD

Hope Tian is the founder of the first non-governmental organization to provide educational services to children with autism in China, the Stars and Rain Education Institute for Autism. Dr. Jacobsen is the Clinical Director and founder of the ABA Learning Centre, one of the few specialized preschool programs for children with autism in the lower mainland of Greater Vancouver.