Gwen Latulippe receives the Order of Ottawa
November 21, 2019 — A graduate of De La Salle high school and the University of Ottawa (sociology, communications), former Sandy Hill resident Gwen Madiba M. Latulippe is an international public speaker and an advocate for women and children’s rights. A designer and former model, she founded the University of Ottawa Black History Month Gala and launched the ONE VOICE campaign to raise awareness of violence against women in Ottawa. She is now working on a documentary called LEADHER, showcasing the obstacles and triumphs of women in leadership positions around the world. Also inducted at the ceremony were Anand S. Aggarwal, Dr. Roland Armitage, Claude Bennett, Katherine Cooligan, Kathleen Edwards, Lisa Hébert, Marc LeBoutillier, Jean-Michel Lemieux, Madeleine Meilleur, Hindia Mohamoud, Bernard A. Poulin, L.A. (Sandy) Smallwood, Kenneth Tammadge and Chef Ric Watson.