Tracey has always cared deeply about helping others. It is a testimony to the depth of her character that she continuously puts these beliefs into action. Over the past 20 years, I have watched her tirelessly work towards change both within and outside her community. She dedicates considerable amounts of her time and effort towards helping people. She strongly believes that this is the only reasonable thing to do.
Over the past year, I have had the privilege of watching Tracey work to bring a Family of Syrian Refugees to Kitchener-Waterloo. Watch her own thoughts on the story below…
The family arrived in Waterloo in January of this year. Over the past 6 months, Tracey has had the opportunity to get to know these amazing people, and continue to support them as they adjust to their new life in Canada. She lights up when talking about how wonderful they are, the women’s dinners she has been able to attend, and the times when the older children have come by to go swimming with her at the local public pool. The joy she feels at having contributed to their refugee resettlement process and well being is clear. It is my sincere belief that this kind of dedication to helping people, even in the face of issues as huge and seemingly unsolvable as the Syrian refugee crisis, is what can and will bring about real change in our world.