An Evening of Celebration, Inspiration and Hope:
The 2024 Women of Distinction Awards Gala

Thursday, May 23, 2024 at the Liberty Grand

On May 23rd we will honour and celebrate the incredible achievements of five change-makers who champion gender equity, and raise vital funds for our life-changing programs and services.

If you missed the chance to purchase tickets or a table, you can still help women and gender diverse people flee violence, find emergency shelter and affordable housing, access employment and skills training, as well as a range of other programs and services to build thriving lives. Consider donating to YWCA Toronto today!


The Awards Gala will be hosted by Marcia Young, host of World Report on Metro Morning Monday through Thursday on CBC Radio, and can be seen live, streaming on CBC Gem weekday mornings starting at 5 a.m.


Event Schedule

5:30 p.m.

  • Arrive for a pre-Awards Ceremony Reception and market-style dinner in the Liberty Grand’s elegant Governor’s Room
  • Meet and mingle with Women of Distinction past and present
  • Indulge at delicious food stations, and bid on exciting silent auction prizes


7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an inspiring Awards Ceremony honouring extraordinary women


9:00 p.m.

Continue networking, mingling, and celebrating while enjoying dessert and a special performance



For over 40 years, YWCA Toronto has applauded the remarkable lives and work of women through our Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony. 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.

For more event information, or to make a donation, please contact:
Anna Borges, Manager of Events & Volunteers | 416-961-8101 ext 365


2024 Women of Distinction Awards

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