Outstanding Alberta Senior: Cecily Mills

Following Alberta Seniors’ Week, ACGC is profiling exemplary Alberta Seniors all month long. This week we are honoured to feature Cecily Mills, an impeccable example of a volunteer making a difference both locally and abroad. Cecily volunteers every week in the office of Change for Children in Edmonton, donating her time to help advance their mission of advocating for human dignity, healthy communities and global justice.  

When asked to describe what drives Cecily, Change for Children Executive Director Lorraine Swift said: “Cecily is motivated by a strong sense of social justice – she is very clear about the kind of world she wants to live in: One guided by justice and kindness. She truly is an example of someone who has decided to be the change she wants to see in this world.”

Cecily has been volunteering for Change for Children for over 16 years. She contributes to the operational side of the organization by managing donations to international projects. Cecily has participated in several Change for Children projects in both Central and South America where she has shown kindness and patience while catering to the medical and dental needs of many people. Learn more about Change for Children projects on their website.

Hank Zyp, the founder of Change for Children often said “Ordinary people can do extraordinary things.” Cecily truly exemplifies this philosophy.  

At ACGC we are inspired by Cecily’s extraordinary willpower and lifelong commitment serving global justice through humble acts of kindness.