Janice was born and raised in Canada to parents who were immigrants from Guyana. Both her father (RIP 2010) and her mother are proud to be naturalised Canadian citizens while still holding on to their Guyanese roots.
Janice was appointed the title of Ms. Canada because of her experience in modelling, previous pageants, but most importantly because of her humanitarian work overseas and community involvement in Canada.
She is a housewife, and a professional model and actress and has been featured in numerous newspapers, fashion shows, and magazines.
Janice has a BA with High Honours in Psychology. She wrote her Honours Thesis on chronic childhood illness and how it can later effect one's attitude about health. She is also a lifetime member of the Golden Key International Honours Society and was offered scholarships by the U of A (which she declined so that she could stay close to her family), the U of R (she also respectfully declined), and the U of S. She gratefully accepted the scholarship from the latter university and was on the Dean's List while at the U of S.
Janice's husband Michael is a professor of psychology in Canada and a priest in the Anglican Church of Tanzania. Along with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology he holds a Masters of Theology. He is presently working on a Doctorate in Rural Ministry.
As of present she does not have any biological children, but has 189 "sons" in Tanzania. Her husband is the rector of a secondary school there so they spend their summer months at the school and she views the students as her children. Her primary responsibilities at the school are teaching English and running the Drama Club that she initiated a few years ago. She was involved in this work in Tanzania since 2009- long before the opportunity to become Ms. Canada even presented itself- and will continue long after her reign as Ms. Canada is over.
Michael and her are in the process of building a school for girls in rural Tanzania. This project is something that was initiated by the (now retired) previous Bishop and is greatly supported by the current Bishop.
She is proud that she has been able to accomplish all that she has and to have travelled the world and help others near and far despite having epilepsy. Epilepsy awareness is something she is passionate about and she hopes to use the platform she has as Ms. Canada to raise epilepsy awareness and support for epilepsy patients.
Janice can be followed on Twitter @Ms_MacGregor or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ms.Canada2016
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