Champion of Compassion: Recognized with Provincial Medal of Good Citizenship
In a heartwarming acknowledgment of selfless service and compassion, Burnaby Hospital volunteer Navjit Moore has been awarded the prestigious provincial Medal of Good Citizenship and Canada’s Volunteer Award from the federal government. This esteemed recognition celebrates her unwavering generosity, dedication, and commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others.
She embarked on her Burnaby Hospital volunteer journey in 2014 as a Wayfinder who helps patients navigate the hospital and later became a Shift Leader. Navjit has become a familiar and caring presence within the walls of the community hospital. Having dedicated over 650 hours of service to date, her impact goes beyond the call of duty.
During the COVID-19 pandemic she handcrafted over 300 personalized cards for hospital patients and long-term care residents. This heartfelt gesture provided comfort and solace during a challenging time, showcasing her deep empathy and commitment to uplifting the spirits of those in need. Navjit has now extended her volunteerism to the virtual realm as a virtual patient advisor. She continues to offer valuable insights and support to the Burnaby Hospital community, proving her dedication knows no bounds.
A UBC alumna holding a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy, Navjit is currently pursuing a medical degree and hopes to continue her commitment to healthcare and community well-being.
As she continues to volunteer and pursue her medical aspirations, Navjit serves as an inspiration to others, demonstrating the transformative power of compassion and service. Her journey exemplifies the essence of community spirit and the positive change that can be achieved through acts of kindness, both big and small.