For over 35 years, YWCA Toronto has been honouring extraordinary women who are improving the lives of women and girls and driving positive and long-term change across our city, country and the globe. YWCA Toronto is proud to announce the 2016 Women of Distinction.

MarivelJoin our Awards event host, Marivel Taruc, of CBC Toronto News in celebrating the 36th Annual Women of Distinction Awards, presented by Sun Life Financial.

Marivel Taruc is the award-winning host of CBC's Our Toronto. She is also a reporter and frequent co-host of CBC Toronto News at  6 p.m. Previously, Marivel was the business anchor for CBC News: Morning.  In her many positions, Marivel has interviewed top newsmakers of the day, including business leaders, star athletes and federal politicians. Recently, Our Toronto won the prestigious Trina McQueen RTNDA Award for Television News Information Programming. 

Taruc graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. She is happiest when she's gathered around the dinner table with her husband and two daughters - and a plateful of Filipino food.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 — The Carlu  |  444 Yonge Street (at College)
5:30pm — Market-style Dinner
7:00pm — Awards Ceremony
8:30pm — After Party

Women of Distinction Awards

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Proceeds from the evening will make it possible for YWCA Toronto to provide vital programs and services to over 12,000 women and girls across the GTA.

2015 Women of Distinction Awards

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