With profound gratitude, we announce that our Executive Director Molly Kane has stepped down from her role with the Council of Canadians. On leave since March of 2020, she has been diagnosed with a health disability that prevents her from being able to carry out this role. She has made this difficult decision at the direction of her medical support professionals.
We are so thankful for all the ways Molly put her heart and soul into the Council, and we are a better organization because of it – in more ways than we can count. We are especially fortunate to have benefitted from her characteristic patience and grace as she helped us navigate a difficult renewal process that was vital to our continued work on behalf of all Canadians.
“Molly has earned the admiration of everyone in the Council of Canadians,” said Council Chairperson John Cartwright. “Her warmth and generosity allowed everyone to see themselves as a valued member of this important country-wide community.”
Molly’s strong principles and bold vision brought both stability and momentum to the Council. The organization will not be the same without her, but the example she set will have meaningful and lasting impacts for years to come.
Molly offers us these parting words:
“As I make my own transition, I am exploring ways to continue being part of the struggles for a better world that have been so important in my life. The journey continues, and I look forward to working in solidarity with you all in the future. Let’s keep sharing our ideas, dreams, and schemes!”
We wish Molly all the best in her ongoing work and want her to know that she has the love and respect of everyone in the Council of Canadians community.