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.

Together we can make change

Thank You

Our deepest gratitude to all 2021 sponsors.

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Gala Photo Album

View images from the Awards gala and photo booth pics.

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Virtual Gala

Click to view the 2021 Awards gala video.

Do you know an inspiring woman?

Nominate a Woman of Distinction

Do you know an inspiring woman who deserves this award? Celebrate her with a nomination here.

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Honour a Woman of Distinction in Your Life

Show your gratitude to those making a difference in the lives of others. Start your fundraiser today!

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

Contact Us

For more information, contact Maxime Matthew, Events and Stewardship Officer at or 416.961.8100 x357