Women of Distinction Alumnae

The Circle of Distinction provides members with opportunities to collaborate with and mentor each other through uniquely designed initiatives and activities. Circle members collectively strengthen the vital work of ensuring the advancement of women and girls in our community and world-wide.

To help do so, Circle members have launched the Circle of Distinction Fund to sustain YWCA Toronto’s work in the areas of poverty reduction, safety and violence prevention, and empowerment through educational achievement.

The Distinction Fund —that everyone is encouraged to contribute to— has the bold mandate of identifying and responding to the most urgent and high-impact issues facing women and girls in our city.

Want to help give back to the leaders in our communities who make such outstanding contributions to the advancement of women and girls?  You can make a contribution to the Distinction Fund in honour of a Circle of Distinction member.

Alumnae List

Click to view a list of past Women of Distinction Award recipients.


On March 5th 2021, YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Award Recipients engaged with over 100 participants in a conversation on the “Post Pandemic She-Covery”.

Click to view the recording of this remarkable event.

For inquiries about the recording or more information on this event, contact Faith Feingold, Manager of Events, Corporate & Community Partnerships, FFeingold@ywcatoronto.org. 


Contact Us

For more information on the Circle of Distinction and the Distinction Fund, contact Sasha Manes, Head of Major Gifts at SManes@ywcatoronto.org or 416.961.8100 x365

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