Paul Turner, 2016 T. Roy Adams Humanitarian Award recipient

Posted Jun 30th, 2016 in Programs

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Paul has contributed to enriching the lives of others by volunteering his time to many organizations in Welland, the Niagara Region and abroad.


Niagara Region is pleased to announce that Paul Turner is the 2016 recipient of the T. Roy Adams Humanitarian Award in recognition of his dedication to community service.

Paul has contributed to enriching the lives of others by volunteering his time to many organizations in Welland, the Niagara Region and abroad.

·         He is the chairman of Strategies to End Poverty Niagara (STEP), an advisory committee on poverty to City of Welland council. Affordable housing has become one of its chief concerns.

·         He organized the kNOw Poverty social justice/political action group focusing on and improving the dignity of people living on the margins.

·         Paul is a long-time board member of Hope Centre, heading up key events like the annual Christmas dinner for the needy and the Julia’s Hope Cup fundraiser.

·         Paul worked with and provided volunteer leadership to Notre Dame students at Yancana Huasy – a centre for children with special needs in Lima, Peru that was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

·         He travelled to India to experience poverty there and gain first-hand knowledge about conditions in that country.

·         He co-ordinated the annual Notre Dame Pilgrimage Walk for more than twenty years which raises awareness and motivates students to become involved in Developing World causes.

·         Paul volunteered to head up the committee when St. Kevin’s in Welland decided to sponsor Syrian refugee families.

2016 marks the fourteenth anniversary of the T. Roy Adams award which is presented annually to a Niagara resident who exemplifies the values and dedication to community service of the late T. Roy Adams.  Mr. Adams served on Regional Council as mayor of St. Catharines from 1976 to 1985 and as a Regional Councillor from 1988 to 2002.

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  • A great community service to keep everyone informed. Thank you for this!
    Louise M.

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