Nominated and selected by their peers, Women of Distinction are leaders in their fields and are comprised of women who have made lasting change in areas including pay equity, abortion rights, constitutional reform, gun control, equality rights, sports equity, ethical business practices, crusading journalism, corporate leadership, public health, philanthropy, volunteerism, and innovating arts and entertainment.
The Awards ceremony, held annually in May, is YWCA Toronto’s most significant fundraising event of the year, supporting 32 programs across Toronto, helping women and girls to achieve equality, economic sustainability and lives free from violence.
Thank you to everyone who supported the 37th YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards. It was an honour to celebrate 2017’s seven outstanding recipients who create new opportunities and strengthen the voices of women and girls in our communities.
With the support of our sponsors, our ticket and table buyers and the generosity of our many donors, we raised $670,000 in funds to support over 13,000 women and girls this year.
Know a woman who deserves to be recognized for the outstanding work she is doing to advance the lives of women and girls? You can nominate her for a 2018 Woman of Distinction Award.