Every year Peel CAS selects individuals or organizations to add to the Peel Children’s Aid Honour Roll in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the lives of children and families in our community. On May 17, 2018, William Green was placed on our Honour Roll. Please read his inspiring profile below.
William (Bill) has an unwavering commitment and dedication to children and families. For the past 24 years, he has volunteered his time to drive children and youth involved with Peel CAS to and from school, medical appointments and to visit with their families. For some children, Bill is the only constant in their lives when so much is changing and they are going through difficult times.
Bill’s reliability and caring personality are evident through the many requests from workers and foster caregivers that Bill be the driver for a specific child or youth. He is rarely unavailable, he makes sure the children he drives get to their destination safely and he never misses an opportunity to connect with families. For Bill, “driving children is a labour of love.”
Bill believes that giving back and being of service to others helps build healthy and strong communities. Over the years, Bill has surpassed one million kilometres driving children for the agency. Prior to becoming a volunteer, Bill and his wife Gabriel were foster caregivers, and in 2009, Bill received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award for his years of dedicated service. Congratulations Bill on this amazing achievement.
Inset: Left to right, Nina Acco-Weston, Peel CAS Board vice-president, Bill, and Juliet Jackson, Peel CAS Board president