Peterborough women’s rights advocate Lynn Zimmer appointed to Order of Canada

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Former executive director of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton was a founder of the first women’s shelter in Canada in 1973.

Image of Lynn Zimmer with MP and Minister for Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef, smiling together at a public funding announcement.

Lynn Zimmer, a founder of Canada’s first crisis shelter for women fleeing domestic violence and the former long-time executive director of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, has been appointed to the Order of Canada.

She was one of 120 appointments to the Order of Canada announced by Governor General Julie Payette on Friday (December 27). Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date. (Read more…)