nurturing the best possible start

February 2015

In the spotlight: Mary Ann Cummings

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Mary Ann was a moving force in the development of KidCareCanada Society and still plays a pivotal role.  She is our Board Secretary.  At the same time, Mary Ann founded and leads a remarkable non-profit society and registered charity that encourages literacy – Books for Me! http://www.booksformevancouver.org/

Mary Ann was a lawyer for 30 years and has now retired from that profession, but anyone who knows Mary Ann knows she is far from “retired”.

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