Women in Crisis ED, Sly Castaldi, receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

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Liz Sandals will be presenting a Diamond Jubilee medal today to a community member in Guelph who has made an exceptional contribution to the province and country.

This medal pays special tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne and honours her life-long commitment to her responsibilities, by recognizing those who have made significant contributions to Ontario and Canada.

Ontario is awarding over 2,000 outstanding Canadians with Diamond Jubilee Medals.


 Sly Castaldi

Sly Castaldi is a recognized leader in the Guelph Wellington community as the Executive Director of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis since 2004.  Her expertise and mentorship are often sought by others in the community, including secondments with the University of Guelph and Guelph General Hospital.

Sly has served as President of the Board of Directors and Founding Member of the Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County, Chair and Founding Member of the Guelph-Wellington Action Committee on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, and Executive Member of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centers.

Sly was also a Member of the Board of Directors of Victim Services Wellington and a Founding Member of the Sexual Assault Care and Treatment Program at the Guelph General Hospital.  She was appointed to the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues Domestic Violence Advisory Council.

Sly was also a recipient of the Community Award from Crime Prevention Ontario.

“I am proud to have been given this opportunity to recognize Sly Castaldi. Her spirit of contribution is fittingly recognized with this Diamond Jubilee medal, and we are lucky to have her in our community.”

— Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph

“The Diamond Jubilee Medal commemorates Her Majesty the Queen’s 60 year reign and is inspired by Her Majesty’s lifetime dedication to service. Ontario is proud to recognize the contributions made by the medal recipients. Their accomplishments reflect Her Majesty’s contributions to our great nation.”
—The Honourable Charles Sousa, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

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