This nurse and activist has left an indelible mark on her community. As founding president of the Black Community Development Organization, Clotilda Yakimchuk led the movement to provide affordable housing in low-income communities and improved living facilities for seniors. Committed to education for Black youth, she has been a determined fundraiser and mentor. A leader in the health care field, this retired administrator has also given workshops, organized clinics and served as the first Black president of the Registered Nurses Association of Nova Scotia. A recipient of the Harry Jerome Award, she remains a powerful role model for young and old alike.