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Cliff Huber

Cliff Huber Spirit Award 2012Cliff has volunteered from 1962 to the present with many organizations in Thunder Bay to build a better community.  His leadership and dedication have been evident in a variety of roles:  committee /board member-Retired Teachers of Ontario District & Political Action Committee for 10 years and chair for eight; City’s Age-Friendly for Seniors Committee, Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health at Lakehead University, Lakehead Social Planning Council, ARC Industries and Co-Chair of Citizens’ Committee for Nursing Homes.  His involvement in these organizations has led to advocating for the elderly, encouraging local control for local nursing homes as non-profit organizations.  This resulted in the project CEISS being given to St. Joseph’s Care Group by the Minister of Health in 2008.  Cliff has coached a variety of sport teams (100 teams overall over a 32-year period).  He volunteered his time in political campaigns over a 30-year period, and for the last 16 years, he has helped beginners and seniors with computer and internet skills.  He has canvassed for the Cancer Society and taught English to immigrants at the Ontario Hospital.  Cliff’s achievements and dedication to volunteering have helped to create a better place for seniors and all citizens in Thunder Bay.