Willard Lord, one of our city drivers, was just recognized for his great work as a foster parent to aboriginal children. He and his wife Elizabeth, a retired nurse, have cared for 24 children since 2008. The majority of the kids cared for have come to them with health problems, sometimes severe ones and all have flourished under their care.
Willard and Elizabeth came to Canada from Saint Lucia 25 years ago. Along with the special care they provide their foster children, they are both Pentecostal pastors in their community. Giving back is part of their daily routine. Willard explains, “We both love children and find it very rewarding to see our foster kids grow and find good homes. Our roles as Pastors to the area are equally rewarding.”
The couple was recently recognized for their efforts and received the honour of “Resource Parents of the Year” by the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. Larry Cox comments, “I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Willard until word got to me about his recent award. I think it’s wonderful to learn more about the folks that make up our team. I would like to congratulate Willard and his wife Elizabeth on their years of dedication helping aboriginal children. I’m proud to have you as part of Polaris Willard. A job well done indeed!”