Madelaine O’Reilly has been the Home and Community Care coordinator in Membertou for the past 16 years.
Madelaine graduated from Dalhousie University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2003. Madelaine is very active in her community volunteering for the Membertou Seniors Annual pilgrimage to St Anne De Beaupre, Membertou St Ann’s Church, Autism Nova Scotia Cape Breton Region Chapter, recently joined the CBU Mi’kmaq Nursing Advisory Committee and sits on several committees and groups.
In the last year, Madelaine has become the face of COVID-19 information in Membertou, sharing videos, working with community & departments, and even using her own social media pages as sources of pandemic information for all.
Although challenges were many, she did not let it stop her. She worked with First Nations communities across Atlantic Canada to navigate the evolving pandemic. Madelaine stepped up to support seniors, and all community members this year, no matter the barriers that existed – she always chose to challenge and do what was best for Membertou and All Our Mi’kmaq Communities!