Rauni Salminen, Founding Member and CEO of Emily's House
Rauni Salminen’s extensive experience in palliative care, HIV support programmess, international community initiatives and chaplaincy have served her well in helping set up and sustain the Philip Aziz Centre, a non-profit hospice for children and adults that was established in 1995. She has led all aspects of the organization, from environmental scans/research and policy development to staffing and fundraising. She also launched the centre’s 10-bed pediatric palliative care hospice, Emily’s House, which was the first in Toronto and sixth in Canada.
In December 2013, Rauni was recognized with a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award, as presented by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) in the Xstrata Nickel Trailblazers and Trendsetters Category. And in February 2014, she was selected by the Bridgeway Foundation, as one of their 100 Fantastic Canadian Christian Women Leaders.