for an evening of celebration, inspiration and hope:
2024 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards Gala

Nearly 600 guests joined us on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at the Liberty Grand to honour the work of our remarkable Women of Distinction. The 43rd YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards Gala raised over $500,000 to help transform the lives of women, girls and gender diverse people in Toronto.

Thank you to our sponsors, donors, table and ticket purchasers, silent auction and raffle 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, promote health and well being, enhance skills and build towards better futures, you help create a stronger community for all of us.



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.

Nominations are now open for the 2025 Women of Distinction Awards

For information about the 2025 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction nominations, please contact:
Jacqueline Willis | | 416-961-8101


2024 Women of Distinction Award Recipients

2024 Award Recipients

Meet the 2024 Women of Distinction.

Women of Distinction Recipients Image Gallery

Image Gallery

View images of our 2024 Awards Gala.

Women of Distinction Alumnae


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

Contact Us

For more information, contact Anna Borges, Event and Volunteer Manager at