Sarah Moir - Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, 2008
2009 Recent Graduate Recipient
Sarah Moir is an entrepreneur, a psychiatric survivor and founder of Crazy Daisy. In 1997, Sarah started her career as a fl oral designer where, for the first time, she found meaning and balance within her life. She then enrolled in the floral design program at Flowers Canada and went on to work as a floral designer for 10 years, before enrolling at Mohawk College where she studied
Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship , graduating in the spring of 2008. Leveraging her education at Mohawk, her expertise as a florist, and her ability to fi nd new solutions from old problems, Sarah founded Crazy Daisy. Almost every success that Crazy Daisy has enjoyed is somehow linked back to Mohawk College. Sarah’s college experience was the start to her success as an entrepreneur and overall mental health, as an individual.
At Mohawk, Sarah, for the first time, found the support and resources she needed to excel as a student. Mohawk’s disability services provided a great support system for Sarah, and she was able to leverage those services to combat her mental illness. This allowed Sarah, for the first time as a student, to focus on her studies. Sarah was able to learn what was needed to become a successful entrepreneur, gained confi dence and ability. The education Sarah received while attending Mohawk enabled her to found her own business.
Not only does Sarah run a successful non-for-profit organization with an extensive list of clients including, the Trillium Foundation, the Hamilton Community Foundation, and Mohawk College, but she has been involved with charities such as Rainbow’s End and North Hamilton Community Centre. She continues to strive to spread awareness about mental health and the stigma’s surrounding mental illness including pairing up with the Mental Health Rights Coalition for a workplace mental health campaign.
In November 2010, Sarah was honoured with an Ontario Premier's Award in the Recent Graduate category.