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Recognizing Exceptional Women & Girls in St. Paul's!

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Ontario celebrated Women’s History Month this October by shining a light on women and girls who are making a difference in their communities. Nominations are now open for the annual Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition program, an award for women and girls who are improving the lives of others through volunteer work.

Since its launch in 2006, nearly 1000 women and girls from across Ontario have been recognized for their exceptional contributions to their communities.

Individuals, organizations, schools and community groups are encouraged to contact my constituency office for information on how they can nominate local women and girls for this award. The nomination period closes January 20, 2017.  

The Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition Program acknowledges and celebrates women and girls who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities through volunteer work, such as:

  • Breaking down barriers and encouraging women and girls to get involved in careers where women are underrepresented;
  • Actively promoting equality, diversity, healthy equal relationships;
  • Preventing violence against women and girls;
  • Reducing racism and discrimination;
  • Encouraging women and girls to participate in any part of public service;
  • Acting as a positive role model by mentoring, coaching, leading events or organizations;
  • Providing a positive example to women and girls in their communities.

The Ontario Government is proud to work with women’s groups and community organizations across the province to support women and girls, advance women’s equality, support their safety and improve their economic security.

Recognizing the civic contribution of women and girls is part of Ontario’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

I firmly believe that the leadership of women and girls is essential to creating a fair society and strong economy in Ontario. I am honoured to help recognize women and girls in my community through the Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition Program.

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