L-R: Janet Brenchley-Krug, Sandra McCormick, Barb Hale, Helen Murphy, Clare Irwin, Mary McEwen, Heather Baily, Isobel Boyle, Teresa McKeeman, Ann Clayton, Cheryl Ambrose and Deb Thompson.

Accomplished nurse, dedicated volunteer & Community Champion.

Isobel Boyle has had a long and accomplished career as a nurse, administrator, consultant, lecturer and adjunct professor both within and outside Guelph.  It was through her work in pediatrics that her eyes were opened to the link between poverty and poor health. Since retiring, she has thrown her energy into volunteering with organizations that focus on improving these issues. She is a mentor to women and children, a passionate leader and has been named a Women of Distinction Community Champion. On its own, Isobel’s nursing career was remarkable, working in 11 different hospitals over 40 years including three children’s hospitals, and teaching at five Canadian universities. But she’s a force to be reckoned with in the volunteer world too as a board member and bereavement counsellor, working with children, at Hospice Wellington. Isobel is also chair of the Advocacy Committee of CFUW Guelph. In this role, she has encouraged CFUW Guelph to partner with other organizations on events such as Take Back the Night, Women on the Bridge, the December 6 National Day of Action and Bridges Out of Poverty. Isobel was also the 2016 recipient of the June Callwood Circle of Outstanding Volunteers Award. In recent years she has faced her own health problems, but continued her commitments in the community. Her life story is about leading by example, giving back, working towards a goal, and not giving up!

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