Civilian member Liza Serra was recently recognized at this year's Public Heroes Awards ceremony in Toronto.
Each year the Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) presents awards dedicated to celebrating professional excellence, dedication and altruism in community service.
Liza, who is a clerk in the Information Release Records Unit, was nominated by Inspector Cathy Bawden for her volunteer work with PFLAG Durham Region and her passion for treating everyone with kindness and compassion.
Her role as a Vice President of the PFLAG Durham Region Board includes community engagement, financials, reporting and managing a team of facilitators. As part of the Education Team, she attends various organizations in the community (Durham Mental Health, School Boards, Senior Centres, Durham College, private industry etc.) and train either LGBTQ101 or Train the Trainer. These presentations discuss LGBTQ life including legislation, terms and statistics.
"Liza is very dedicated in the volunteer work she does for PFLAG and the community members she teaches, meets and helps. She is empathic, listens to their struggles and supports so many,"says Insp. Bawden. "She is a person who is driven to give back to the community and goes above and beyond for others. Lizabelieves in creating a better community and models that dedication at every opportunity."
Congratulations to Liza for receiving this honour!
Liza and Insp. Bawden (JPG file, 4,910.7K bytes)