Aug 04, 2020
Tanyss Munro
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Dr. Tanyss Munro has devoted her life, with her husband, author Gem Munro, to improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged people across Canada and abroad.

Through her work as an educator with remote Indigenous communities, as senior advisor to federal Ministers and to Regional Indigenous political organizations, she’s had the privilege of getting to really know life in communities ranging from Arctic hamlets to troubled reserves to Parliament Hill.

In response to observing that new ways were needed to provide education to the poorest children on earth, Tanyss and Gem founded Amarok Society in 2006 in the slums of Bangladesh and Pakistan – with 24 schools reaching over 3,000 children and families a year.

For their work, they were recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.