Macphail, a significant figure in the history of East York, is regarded as a very accomplished woman in Canadian politics.
Carol Burtin Fripp is set to become the 25th recipient of the Agnes Macphail award for her contributions to the Leaside community.
Alam volunteers with Toronto Police Service in 53 Division to increase neighbourhood safety and with the Canadian Association of Pakistani Origin to assist with their community development initiatives, as well as to fundraise for natural disaster relief in Pakistan. Alam previously sat on the school councils for Thorncliffe Park Public School and Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute.
The audience at the 21st annual Agnes Macphail awards got more than they bargained for when Jenni Dwyer took the microphone and gave her speech on Mayor Rob Ford. Perhaps more shocking than the speech itself is that it came from the mind of a 12 year old.