Joanne Penny Law
President (1996-2004) Association of Lesbian, Transgender, Gay and Bi-sexuals of Ottawa
President and Executive Member - Gender Mosaic, Canada's Oldest Transgender Support Group
Member, Ottawa Carleton Hate Crime Task Force
Canadian recipient of the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) Trinity Award, Louisville KY, USA, 1999.
Reference Advisor Carleton University GLBT Focus Centre
Reference Advisor Ottawa University Pride Centre
Sole Canadian Recipient of the International Pioneer Award, Fantasia Fair, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 2005.
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Capital Xtra Newspaper, Ottawa, Ontario, 2005.
Vice-Chair, Capital Pride Festival, 2007
Chair, Capital Pride festival, 2008.
Marshall, Capital Pride Parade, 2009.
2009 to 2012 Board of Directors Capital Pride Festival. Ottawa, Ontario.
1998 - Achievement Award, Gender Mosaic Transgender Support Group, Ottawa, Canada.
1999 - Trinity Award, International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Louisville KY, l USA. [Sole Canadian recipient]
2005 - Achievement Award, Capital Xtra Newspaper, Ottawa, Canada.
2005 - Pioneer Award, Fantasia Fair, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA. [Sole Canadian recipient]
2006 - Achievement Award, Pink Triangle Services, Ottawa, Canada.
2008 - Landmark Leader Award, Jer’s Vision, Ottawa, Canada, for the achievement of Canadians who make a difference on the local, regional or national
2011 - Ottawa Police Service Achievement Award for 20 years of dedicated volunteer service.
2012 - Capital Pride Partnership Award - Outstanding Activist of the Year.
CUPE 1998 National Congress, Ottawa - Transgendered Union Members IFGE 1999 Key Note Presenter, Kentucky - Trinity Award
CUPE 1999 National Pink Triangle Caucus, Hull - Transgendered and Their Union
NERP 1999 Conference Presenter, Massachusetts
CUPW 1999 National Conference of Pink Triangle Caucus
Fantasia Fair 2005 Keynote Speaker, Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Fantasia Fair 2005 Workshop Presenter, Provincetown, Massachusetts.
2011 Department of National Defence. Ottawa, Ontario.
Ongoing - Ottawa Police Service Algonquin College. Ottawa, Ontario
Key Presentations2012 - World Pride - Canadian Delegate,2013 - United Nations , sole transgender Canadian Speaker and Delegate, NYC, U.S.A.
2013 elected to the position of Director and Chair of the Ottawa Freedom Centre
August 2016 - Discharged from the Board of Directors - Ottawa Freedom Centre