“My time as an Air Cadet opened my eyes to significant life lessons, including: discipline, problem solving, being precise and on time, being sharp in mind and in appearance, loyalty and teamwork.
I became a human rights activist to help those most vulnerable in the world. Cadets shaped me into a very appreciative and patriotic Canadian and I wanted the same opportunities and privileges I had, growing up here, for others in the world. I am extremely grateful for the leadership skills fostered as a Cadet. The program afforded me opportunities to be an effective communicator and to develop the drive and initiative to take on enormous causes involving human rights campaigns that ultimately helped save lives. I credit Air Cadets to a large degree as being responsible for the person I am today.”
Former Miss World Canada and Miss World 2003 runner-up, Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay is a human rights campaigner and author. She is the wife of MP Peter MacKay.
Testimonial published on EspritdeCorps website by Evelyn Brotherston