Women of Distinction Awards — Postponed until 2021
After careful consideration during these uncertain and challenging times, we have decided that due to COVID-19, YWCA Toronto will be postponing this year’s Women of Distinction Awards Gala until 2021.

This decision, which results in approximately $700,000 loss of revenue, was not easy to make, but we take the safety and health of our Women of Distinction, guests, volunteers and staff very seriously. We thank all of our sponsors for their understanding and continued support.

We will be celebrating the 2020 recipients in 2021 at an event that is sure to inspire and renew our dedication to achieve gender equality. Please stay connected with us by email, phone or social media and please reach out with any questions. We look forward to being in touch with you about how you can support YWCA Toronto programs this year, and about sponsorship, ticket sales and table purchases for next year.

Although the fundraising gala will not take place this year, the programs that would have directly benefitted from the funds raised still need your support, and the added threat of COVID-19 increases this need. Please consider making a donation if you are able to do so. Our mission at YWCA Toronto remains to provide safe and supportive spaces for the most vulnerable women and girls in Toronto. Any contribution will be greatly valued and appreciated.

We hope that you can join us next year at the Women of Distinction Awards. Until then please, please take care of yourself and each other while staying safe and healthy.

Learn more about our program needs during COVID-19 

2020 Recipients

2020 Award Recipients

Meet the incredible 2020 Women of Distinction Award recipients.

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Sponsor the Awards

Be a change-maker! Empower women and girls through sponsorship. 

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


2019 Event Video

Watch highlights from the 2019 Women of Distinction Awards show.


For information please contact Amy Rice, Manager of Events, Corporate and Community Partnerships at arice@ywcatoronto.org or 416.961.8101 x361.