YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards 2014

What an amazing night!

Thank you to this year’s YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards recipients, sponsors, and of course our guests for an uplifting celebration of the work being done to improve the lives of women and girls in this city, and around the world.

Inspired, excited, motivated – this is what we heard buzzing around the reception area when the ceremony ended and the after-party started. Everyone who attended left feeling connected to each other and to YWCA Toronto.

From Health & Sports recipient, Brenda Andress’ entreaty that we just be ourselves, since ‘everyone else is taken’, to Social Justice recipient Akua Benjamin’s rally call of ‘no justice, no peace’, our award winners’ speeches renewed our hope for a better future for women and girls in our city. Invigorated by our recipient’s remarkable lives and accomplishments, the event brought over 1,000 people together to honour their work to improve the lives of women and girls.

The YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards was a great success for our organization and the women and girls we serve, raising over $700,000 in donations for the twenty-five programs YWCA Toronto offers across the GTA.

Thank you to everyone who contributed, your generosity is deeply appreciated.



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