PCA is pleased to acknowledge that one of our alumni, Jean Chamberlain-Froese (1984),
has been awarded the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order of Canada website, in describing Dr. Chamberlain-Froese’s qualification for the award, cites “her efforts to advance maternal health, notably through the creation of an academic program based in Uganda that promotes safe motherhood.”
One of Dr. Chamberlain-Froese’s notable accomplishments has been the formation of an NGO known as “Save the Mothers”. This agency has been set up to perpetually promote maternal health and safe birthing for mothers in the developing world. Appalled by the high incidence of mortality for mothers and their babies in poorer nations, Dr. Jean herself has practiced as an obstetrician for a number of years in the Middle East and in central Africa.
PCA congratulated Dr. Jean on her appointment to the Order of Canada. This was her response: “Thanks so much for your kind words…..to God be the glory and it is our hope that this award can bring more attention to needy mothers and their babies–in Christ’s name.” Her comments again reveal her character and her dedication to Christ as the basic motivation of her life and work.