About Pauline Christian

Awards

In 2001 Christian was recognized by the Government of Canada as an outstanding volunteer for the 2001 International Year of the Volunteer award as well as a nominee for the Harry Jerome Award. She was selected as one of Bell Canada’s 5 Heroes in the Community, published in Bell Life Magazine in March 2004.  Recognized with the TNT Eagles - Second Chance Outstanding Community Service Award in 2005, awarding outstanding women of faith, impacting lives spiritually, mentally and financially through teamwork, network, and trust. In 2005 received an Outstanding Role model in the community award from the Town of Markham in conjunction with the Markham African Canadian Association.  In 2007 awarded the Black History Month Role Model award from the Apple Creek Adventist Church. In 2008 recognized with the Black History Month Celebration Police and Community Award of Excellence for being a positive role model and enriching the lives of people in need. In May 2009 she received the African Canadian Achievement Award for her work in the community and Business. She has also received several other recognitions on the work and church fronts.


She is a motivational speaker and presents workshops on over 15 topics to do with the mastery of life skills. She is delighted to speak to youth at different types of events. Pauline has provided significant support to young people within the church or outside of the country pursuing their studies. Many youth look to Pauline for continuous direction and is often viewed as a role model to many young sisters and brothers.

 

She has been on several mission trips including trips to Kenya, New Orleans, Mexico and Jamaica. Pauline has dedicated one of her family properties in Jamaica to house families that are disadvantaged. Pauline believes mission trips are very rewarding, fulfilling and eye-opening opportunities as they allow her to view life from a different perspective. Especially, when she witnessed small children who have lost their parents to HIV Aids, living under such inhuman conditions i.e. lack of running water, food, shelter, proper clothing, electricity and the basic necessities of life. Then when she reflects on how much her family has, it allowed her to be a little bit more thankful for her family, children, job, friends and inversely, more giving to the marginalized.