Algoma Board of Health announces 2019 Public Health Champion

Algoma Public Health has awarded its 2019 Algoma Public Health Champion award to Elizabeth MacMillan of Sault Ste. Marie.

Not only does MacMillan oversee the Algoma Educational Gardening, which works with local schools and daycares to teach children about growing vegetables, she has also registered a new non-profit called SKILLS.

SKILLS is aimed at developing agriculture in the city, such as greenhouses in unused spaces, especially in the downtown.

The award was presented to her last week.


PHOTO: Sault Ste. Marie resident Elizabeth MacMillan has been presented with the 2019 Algoma Public Health Champion award for her work in gardening and developing positive food habits with children. She believes every resident should have access to healthy foods regardless of their income and teaching the skills needed to cultivate and maintain green is her priority. (L-r): Lee Mason, Board of Health Chair, Elizabeth MacMillan, 2019 Public Health Champion, Dr. Marlene Spruyt, Medical Officer of Health. Photo supplied by Algoma Public Health.

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