YWCA celebrates 30 years of women's achievements

TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - This week YWCA Toronto celebrates the vision and commitment of women who have transformed the lives of other women and girls. For thirty years, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards have been honouring the work of trailblazing women. Past recipients have been pivotal in helping women win fair wages, gain access to corporate board rooms, find protection from violence and secure reproductive rights.

On Wednesday, May 12, YWCA Toronto will host the 30th Annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, presented by Sun Life Financial.

    Where:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre
            North Building, 255 Front St. W

    Time:   4:30pm - Formal YWCA group photo with Award recipients
            4:45pm - Media interviews and photo opportunities
            5:30pm - Reception-Photo Opp/Set up reel

            6:30pm - Dinner and Awards

    This year's recipients:
    Sister June Dwyer, Health and Healing, presented by Sun Life Financial
    Nursing hope, healing families
    Jane Allen, Corporate Leadership, presented by Minister Laurel Broten
    Generating leadership opportunities for women
    Rona Abramovitch, Education, presented by TD
    Opening doors with education
    Helen Burstyn, Community Leadership, presented by Ellis Don
    Giving women a seat at the table
    Mary Anne Chambers, Community Service, presented by Towers Watson
    Building community, creating brighter futures
    Claudine Labelle, Young Woman of Distinction, presented by CIBC
    An athletic spirit, a fit leader
    Noella Milne, Mentorship, presented by Ernst & Young
    Elevating women in every domain
    Deborah Sinclair, Social Justice, presented by YWCA Toronto
    A pioneer in the movement to end violence against women

YWCA Toronto is our city's trusted organization by, for and about women and girls. This annual fundraiser supports more than 26,000 people who turn to YWCA Toronto for shelter, housing, support and employment assistance each year.

For bios and more information visit: www.womenofdistinction.ca


For further information: For further information: Media contact: Raine Liliefeldt, Communications Manager, T. (416) 961-8101 ext. 326, C. (416) 660-9483, rliliefeldt@ywcatoronto.org

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