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Meet our Outstanding Canadians: Meaghan Marton

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Meaghan Marton is a passionate and inspiring individual that strives to support her local community, creating a multitude of youth-driven initiatives focusing on community service, volunteerism, female empowerment, and whole body health and wellness.

Meaghan is a volunteer with the national organization Motivate Canada, helping facilitate and lead five ACTIVATE Youth Leadership Conferences across the province for aspiring youth leaders. Through Motivate Canada, Meaghan also created a youth boxing program for underprivileged youth at Border City Boxing Club in Windsor, where over 100 youth have learned boxing and gained valuable confidence in themselves.  She has also raised over $6,000 for Border City to help these youth continue attending the boxing program without financial boundaries.

Meaghan also volunteers her time with a non-profit organization Leadership Advancement for Women and Sport and helped coordinate a girls’ sports program in the city for young girls between the ages of 6-12. She developed a mentorship relationship with seven high school aged females, advocating the awareness of a healthy mind, body, and spirit, and promoting positive self-esteem and body image to all participants in the programs.

Meaghan currently is employed at the YMCA of Western Ontario where she facilities a newcomer youth program (YMAP) that connects newcomer youth to the community, develops their leadership skills and provides programing to help them build their networks in their new country. A quote that Meaghan firmly stands and believes in is that we must "be the change we wish to see in the world," and continually strives to do this every day, and hopes others will be inspired to follow their dreams to make the world a better place.