Jennifer Berg is passionate about families and their wellbeing. 

It’s why she helped found Ready Set Soar! Education Centre in late 2021 to support parents and help children grow into the best versions of themselves. 

“Children are the most amazing, wonderful little creatures. We are blessed to be in their presence because they are honest and wholesome. They love with their full heart, and they dislike with their full heart,” says Berg.

“Knowing that I am having a direct impact on families in the community is huge. It makes me feel really good about what I am doing.”

Berg has spent more than 15 years working in early childhood development. Starting as a day home operator, then working as a parent mentor for Community Links.

She began volunteering with local sporting groups after seeing the positive impact it had on her own children. After 10 years, she became president of the Rockyview Lacrosse Association.

Nominator Alisha MacIsaac has worked alongside Berg for years. She says Berg is an inspiration as both a mother and a colleague, and knows her work in education is an asset to the community.

“Her courage inspires me to take risks, put myself out there, and see how far I can go.”