Ann MacLean Award
The Ann MacLean Award for Outstanding Service by a Woman in Municipal Politics recognizes retired women municipal politicians who have shown exemplary service to their community and constituents and to mentoring women who want to run for elected office. It is named in honour of FCM Past President, Ann MacLean, who led FCM´s campaign to increase the number of women in municipal politics across Canada.
Janet E. McEwen, RN, PHN
Janet McEwen began her career in community health in Saskatchewan, before spending more than a decade, from 1981 to 1991, as a councillor and controller for the City of London. She served on the board of the Local Heath Integration Network from 1995 to 2011.
While in elected office, McEwen frequently reached out to women who were considering running for election, or who were newly elected, to provide encouragement, support and advice. After her time on council she focused her considerable talent and force of will on improving the lives of the elderly and infirm through her work with community organizations like McCormick Home. She currently sits on several boards in London, including the Salvation Army and St. Leonard's Community Services - where an award has been created in her name for individuals committed to improving the community.