February 13, 2013
In recognition of her extensive work in her community, LHSC staff member Holly Reid has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Holly is a recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor General for providing dedicated service to her peers, her community and to Canada.
Reid has been an Organizational Development Consultant at LHSC for 18 years, presently supporting staff and leadership development.
The Diamond Jubilee Medals were instituted to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. These special commemorative medals recognize outstanding Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life – people who have built and continue to build our caring society and country through their service, contributions and achievements.
Reid has long been active in her community and has spent a great deal of time working with children and new immigrants to Canada. As an elder with Metropolitan United Church, she was part of a group working to resettle refugees to Canada. She has also been a member of the Canadian Celtic Choir for the past 12 years, serving on the executive with a focus on areas such as strategic planning and fundraising.
She has also volunteered for a number of projects within LHSC, including the Long Service Awards, the United Way campaign, the Annual Memorial event for staffand two productions of the play “Orchids”.
Reid received her medal at a special presentation on Sunday in London. “It is a great honour to receive this award for doing something I feel passionate about. I have always believed that it is so important that we give back to our community”, said Reid.