Due to COVID-19, YWCA Toronto will be postponing this year’s Women of Distinction Awards Gala. Although this decision was not easy to make we take the safety and health of our staff, Women of Distinction and guests very seriously. We thank all of our sponsors for their understanding and continued support. We will be rescheduling the event to Friday, September 11, 2020 and look forward to connecting with you about sponsorship, ticket sales and table purchases in the next few months. In the meantime, please take care of yourself and each other while staying safe and healthy.

YWCA Toronto’s Women of Distinction Awards, now in its 40th year, is an inspiring event that recognizes the outstanding contributions of women, and celebrates the advancement of women and girls in our communities.

Women of Distinction exemplify the resolve, passion and intelligence it takes to advance our YWCA Toronto movement and transform the lives of women and girls. Each of 2020’s Women of Distinction has an unwavering commitment to helping other women and girls in our city and is implementing real, positive change in our community.

Click here to meet this year’s Women of Distinction Award recipients.


Join us for this fundraising event to support women and girls in Toronto.
2020 YWCA TORONTO
WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS
Fairmont Royal York

5:30–7p.m. // NETWORK RECEPTION AND DINNER
Guests arrive for a pre-awards social, reception and dinner in Fairmont Royal York’s Ballroom. Network, meet and mingle with four decades of Women of Distinction.

7p.m. // AWARDS CEREMONY AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Guests enjoy inspiring awards ceremony honouring extraordinary women in the Fairmont Royal York’s Canadian Room.

8:30p.m. // AFTER PARTY
Continue networking, mingling and celebrating over dessert.

Emily Mills

2020 Women of Distinction Awards Host Emily Mills, founder How She Hustles

Photo Credit: Julia Park Photography

2020 WoD Recipient Announcement Reception

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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Alumnae

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

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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.