Since 1981, the YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards have acknowledged and celebrated more than 245 trailblazers, door openers, advocates and change-makers. These passionate and courageous women have dedicated their lives to issues that affect us all and are transforming the lives of women and girls in our community and around the world. Recipients of this highly distinguished Award represent every sector; business, education, social justice, advocacy, art, health, law, philanthropy and many more.

The 35th YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards, presented by Sun Life Financial, will welcome more than 1,200 guests and volunteers on May 21, 2015 at the glamorous and historic Carlu to honour the work of remarkable women and raise essential funds for YWCA Toronto.

This event is the single largest fundraiser for YWCA Toronto and, over the last 34 years, has raised millions of dollars to improve the lives of the most marginalized and disadvantaged women and girls in our community.

For more information on how you can support or attend the Awards, please contact Sasha Manes at, 416.961.8101 x361.

2015 Women of Distinction Awards
Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The Carlu
444 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M5B 2H4

5:30-7:00pm - Market-Style Dinner
Guests arrive at the Carlu for a pre-Award Ceremony reception and dinner in a lounge-style environment. Network with your peers, host clients, explore the food stations, bid at the silent auction and mingle with Women of Distinction past and present.

7:00pm - Awards Ceremony
Guests make their way into the theatre for the Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony.

8:30pm - Dessert and After Party