Having met Dr. Andrea Stevens and listened to her passion for this initiative, getting involved in the Ottawa Makeover Project in 2013 was an easy decision for me – and for my team. The idea that we might – through what we do each day – provide some financial guidance that leads someone to a better, securer and more fulfilling path, is what drives our commitment.
But, I will admit, returning to the project in 2014 was a slightly more selfish choice. You see, in becoming involved with this project, I have expanded my circle of influence – both personally and professionally – to include an amazing group of caring, community-minded, and thoroughly energizing individuals. The Ottawa Makeover Project partners, myself included, each share in the idea that we can provide something positive to the Project recipient – and the Project recipient is no slouch either. Last year’s recipient, Johanne Kenney, went above and beyond anything we could have expected and I am happy now to be able to call her a friend. It was our role to motivate and support her but she has become a force of inspiration for which we are all thankful.
Our 2014 recipient has big shoes to fill but I can guarantee that whomever that lucky person may be, we are all looking forward to meeting him or her and learning as much from him/her as he/she will from us.
– Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, Senior Wealth Advisor, ScotiaMcLeod
Ottawa Makeover Project partner