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Hon. Muriel McQueen Fergusson, P.C., O.C., Q.C.
Hon. Muriel McQueen Fergusson, P.C., O.C., Q.C.

The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation is a charitable trust, the goals of which are to fund research into the causes, incidence and forms of treatment of family violence, and to promote and sponsor effective public education programs to counter widespread ignorance of the problem. As well, the Foundation assists shelters for the victims of abusive families through the provision of funding for special programs and activities not usually funded by the government.

The Foundation was established in 1985. In recognition of her outstanding contribution over many years in the field of social action and justice, the Foundation requested that the Hon. Muriel McQueen Fergusson, P.C., O.C., Q.C., accept an invitation to be Patron of the fledging trust, and received permission to adopt her name. All of the work of the Foundation, including fundraising and project organization, is carried out by a volunteer Board of Directors and an Executive Director.

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