Women of Distinction Awards 2017

The nominations for YWCA's 2017 Women of Distinction Awards are now open! The deadline to submit your nominations is October 31st, 2016.

Our annual Women of Distinction Awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of women and give them a platform to share their stories in a way that empowers, inspires and motivates others to learn, achieve and participate.

To see a list and description of the eight award categories, please click here. 

If you wish to nominate a woman for one of the Women of Distinction Awards, please find our online nomination form here. We recommend that nominators complete a draft of the nomination for in a Word Document (or something of that equivalent) so that progress can be saved over time. This document is meant to serve as a reference to those wishing to complete a nomination for Women of Distinction Awards 2017, and to assist Nominators in preparing responses before making the online submission. All nominations are to be submitted online through the link above. The same format and information are included in the online application, but this document may assist Nominators in preparing responses before making the online submission.

In addition to completing this form, nominators must forward the following two documents to info@ywcastjohns.ca: 

  1. a recent, high resolution photo of the nominee
  2. The WOD Nominee Consent Form signed by your nominee

We look forward to reading your nominations and meeting this years Women of Distinction in the coming months.

Do you know a local businessperson who you could encourage to consider sponsorship of YWCA's 2017 Women of Distinction Awards?  Sponsorship of this event presents businesses with a positive public corporate image through a commitment to recognizing the achievements of women in our community.  Corporate sponsorship aligns your business with this nationally trademarked event which is promoted by YWCA Canada, our country’s oldest and largest women's multi-service agency.  Most importantly, sponsorships support YWCA's ongoing vision of creating a community where all girls and women are safe, supported and empowered.  Full details on the sponsorship opportunities available can be found in our sponsorship package, which you'll find here.