Mylcha Kerr-Faucher

Thursday 14 March 2024

By Joy Osiagwu

Mylcha Kerr-Faucher shared exciting stories of her early life in the United Kingdom and exceptional acts of service to humanity as a volunteer and member of several Boards in Ottawa for thirty-eight years. She recalled her experiences with nostalgia and fulfillment, noting how recipients of her volunteer activities continue to contact her to express heartfelt gratitude. She clinched the 2024 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award, the latest in her collection of awards. Kerr-Faucher was one of the inductees into Ottawa’s Wall of Inspiration at City Hall in 2015. 

The previous awards are from different organizations for her passion and dedicated volunteer activities with Ottawa Police Services, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), the Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association, and many other non-profit institutions. She was instrumental in launching the “Adopt-A-Gran program” in Jamaica with HelpAge Canada and the Salvation Army to raise funds and provide financial assistance to seniors living in Jamaica. 

Click on the link to watch her life story in Ottawa after she relocated from London in early 1972.