Young NB Leader Chosen for Global Citizenship Award

The Shirley Case Leadership Award for Global Citizenship is presented annually to an individual in Atlantic Canada who has demonstrated a spirit of global citizenship in a local, national or international capacity and who has helped create a more just and sustainable world. The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) was pleased to present this award to Rosamund Mosse at its Annual General Meeting and Symposium Friday, June 12th at the RCAF Wing 150, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Rosamund was nominated by her employer, Falls Brook Centre (FBC), for her extraordinary leadership skills, her commitment to collaboration, and her dedication to volunteerism. Rosamund is deeply dedicated to sustainable community development through collaboration with partner organizations, knowledge sharing, and by strengthening links of solidarity between Atlantic Canada and the Global South.

“I’m honoured to be recognised with this award. I love that the Shirley Case Leadership Award frames leadership within the context of global citizenship and the creation of a just and sustainable world and I’m proud to be part of a community of Atlantic Canadians working toward those goals,” says Rosamund.

Rosamund has garnered her sense of global citizenship through living and working throughout the U.K., Canada, Bolivia, Cuba and Honduras. It is through these experiences that Rosamund has developed her compassionate leadership style that has allowed her to build her capacity for resilience, communication, empathy, and presence. Her dedication to improving the lives of others has been displayed while she has been a student, volunteer, intern, and professional. Her work in engaging at-risk communities, women, and youth has been paramount.

Rosamund has contributed to the success of community organizations throughout her short and impactful career. While in Halifax she has acted as a volunteer at the women’s shelter, Adsum House, and also with the Halifax Refugee Clinic. Rosamund has continued to volunteer: with ACIC’s Move Your World youth conference, Tatamagouche Centre’s Social Justice Youth Camp, Aga Khan Foundation of Canada’s Bridges that Unite, and the Wiltshire Education Society which supports education for Afghan girls in Canada.

She has continued to demonstrate incredible leadership and commitment professionally as the Thriving Communities Coordinator at FBC, where she has led initiatives focusing on community adhesion, collective problem solving, education, and celebration.

For more information contact:
Janelle Frail Communications and Program Officer
Atlantic Council for International Cooperation
210-2099 Gottingen St., Halifax, NS B3K 3B2
janelle@acic-caci.org
Work: 902.431.2311
www.acic-caci.org

For interviews contact:
Rosamund Mosse Award Winner
Work: 506.246.1114
Cell: 506.425.3774
rosamund@fallsbrookcentre.ca

BACKGROUNDER

The Shirley Case Leadership Award for Global Citizenship has four objectives:

 To officially recognize leaders in Atlantic Canada that are actively involved as global citizens;
 To draw public attention to the full scope of global citizenship and engagement activities;
 To inspire individuals to continue their involvement in the international cooperation movement; and
 To honour the memory of Shirley Case

This award was created in the spring of 2009 by the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) to honour the life of Shirley Case, who was killed in Afghanistan on August 13th, 2008 while working with the International Rescue Committee. Shirley worked as an intern with ACIC in 2004/2005. She spent four months in Halifax, and five months working with our partner organization, the NGO Coalition for the Environment (NGOCE) in Calabar, Nigeria.

ABOUT ACIC: The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is a coalition representing more than 70 organizations, institutions and individuals working in the Atlantic region which are committed to achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all. ACIC also takes a leadership role in engaging Atlantic Canadians around issues relating to international development, global sustainability, and social justice. http://www.acic-caci.org.