Thank you to everyone who joined us at YWCA Toronto’s 40th Women of Distinction Awards Gala!


This year, we celebrated seven women whose commitment to advancing gender equity drives change in their communities and around the globe.

As our first virtual gala, we are incredibly proud to have shared the evening with so many other remarkable, diverse guests from across Canada who came together to champion women.

Our most heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, table purchasers, loyal donors and supporters, and everyone who helped make this evening an incredible success.

Thank you for helping YWCA Toronto transform the lives of women, girls and gender diverse people in our community.


Didn't get a chance to make a donation during the event? You can still use the link below to contribute to this year's Women of Distinction Awards! Please note this in the comment section.

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Award Recipients

Meet the incredible 2021 Women of Distinction Award recipients.

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Thank you 2021 Sponsors

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Contact Us


For more information, contact Maxime Matthew, Events and Stewardship Officer at MMatthew@ywcatoronto.org or 416.961.8100 x357