Michele Landsberg is a Canadian journalist,best-selling author, public speaker, feminist and social activist. She is best known for her insightful columns in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and Chatelaine magazine, which served to chronicle the women's movement in Canada during the 1980s and 90s. She was the former Chair of the Women's College Hospital Board of Directors, has been recognized with numerous awards including the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, two National Newspaper Awards during her time at the Toronto Star, and in 2006 was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2005, the Canadian Women's Foundation established the Michele Landsberg Award in her honour, to recognize outstanding young women (ages 18–30) and their accomplishments in media and activism. Michele is a supporter of WHEN.As WHEN's Matron of honour, Michele had the following to say about WHEN:
Long before it was trendy, the women of WHEN were asking the awkward questions and digging for answers: why is there so much cancer? Why is there so little funding to search for the causes? Why spend so much effort running after a cure when we don’t even try to prevent cancer?
Why doesn’t anyone notice that it’s the huge mega-polluting corporations that dreamed up “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”?
I honour the women of WHEN for their passion and their integrity. I thank them for their devotion to the well-being of our planet.
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