Valerie Pringle was one of Canada's best known broadcasters and now involved full-time in not for profit work. She is Chair of the Foundation Board of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation. Valerie is on the Board of the Canadian Broadcast Heritage Museum, Belmont House and the Toronto International Festival of Authors. She is a mentor for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and spent 20 years as a volunteer working to build the Trans Canada Trail. Valerie was awarded an honourary doctorate from Ryerson University and was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2006 for her contributions to communications and her volunteer work.