Contributed by Cherie White
As a little girl I was born into a loving Salvation Army home. I remember my grandfather singing gospel songs over me before I fell asleep. He taught me about social justice from a very young age which became my foundation. He would also tell me bedtime stories of helping find housing for immigrants that would arrive in bus loads in front of his church door. He had a strong faith in Jesus and these “true” stories always fascinated me as a little girl.
Because of these roots that were planted in me, I have devoted my entire life to redistributing wealth, finding homes for single moms and women, and creating social enterprises and ultimately revitalizing Canada‘s poorest postal code.