41st YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards Gala
An evening of celebration, inspiration and hope
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825 guests joined us on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at the Fairmont Royal York to honour the work of eight remarkable Women of Distinction. Together we raised over $614,000 to help transform the lives of women, girls and gender diverse people in Toronto.

Thank you to our sponsors, supporters, silent auction donors and volunteers for your generosity.

None of YWCA Toronto’s life-saving work is possible without kind people like you. When you help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, heal, enhance skills and build better futures, you help create a stronger community for all.



For over 40 years, YWCA Toronto has applauded the remarkable lives and work of women. They are your colleagues, teachers, friends, mentors and neighbours. Women of Distinction are visionaries committed to creating a place at the table for women, girls and gender diverse people and shattering glass ceilings. Each year, YWCA Toronto celebrates extraordinary women who advance gender equity in a range of areas such as business, education, social justice, advocacy, health, arts, philanthropy and more. Nominations are now open for 2023 Women of Distinction Awards.

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Women of Distinction Awards Image Gallery

Image Gallery

View images from the Awards gala and photo booth pics.

Sponsor the Awards

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Empower women, girls and gender diverse individuals through sponsorship.

2022 Women of Distinction Recipients

2022 Recipients

Meet this year’s remarkable recipients.

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Help us grow the Fund in honour of our Circle of Distinction members.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Faith Feingold, Manager of Events, Corporate & Community Partnerships at or 416.961.8100 x361