Tracy, Caitlyn and Rosalie – Recipients of the Live Your Dream Award 2023 from Soroptimist International of Vancouver


Tracy Tan

Tracy is our first-place winner for the Live Your Dream Award.  A single mother of a 3-year-old son, Tracy immigrated to Canada from China ten years ago.  She has faced considerable challenges –learning a new language, leaving an abusive relationship and obtaining permanent residency status.  Currently working on a Dental Technology degree from Vancouver Community College she is determined to stand on her own feet and provide for her son who she is raising to be proudly Canadian.

Caitlyn Jacques

Caitlin has overcome tremendous odds. She has experienced extreme trauma, including relationship violence, and is raising raising two young children (3 and 5 years old) completely on her own all while completing school.  A former foster child, Caitlyn is working extremely hard towards making our world a better place.  Currently attending Thompson Rivers University her ultimate goal is to obtain a Social Work degree.

Rosalie Peters

Rosalie is an indigenous woman who was in and out of foster care throughout her life.  Rosalie experienced alcohol and drug abuse during her youth but since having her son, she is determined to end the generational trauma and is working towards a social work degree with an aim of working with indigenous people.