One of Lynn Graham’s favourite memories as a volunteer was something that happened shortly after she arrived in Techiman, Ghana in 1964: the Chief and his entourage arrived, dressed in traditional robes, to give a warm welcome, including gifts and food.
Lynn was among the early volunteers with Cuso International—a recent graduate from the University of Western in Ontario looking for an opportunity to experience the world and contribute in some way. “I would wager that all of us have been deeply affected by the experience overseas and have brought a more international lens to our personal and professional lives.”
The experience changed her life as, back home, Lynn joined the Cuso International staff, helping to oversee programs in Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone, before becoming Director, Local Committees. A passionate defender of public education, Lynn also served as chair of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Lynn has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for her incredible volunteer contributions to the community.