YWCA Toronto announces 2010 Women of Distinction

TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - Today YWCA Toronto announces the 2010 recipients of the prestigious Women of Distinction Awards. The awards recognize the contributions of women who have improved the lives of girls and women in Toronto.

    The 2010 recipients are:

    Rona Abramovitch, Education
    Opening doors with education

    Jane Allen, Corporate Leadership
    Generating leadership opportunities for women

    Helen Burstyn, Community Leadership
    Giving women a seat at the table

    Mary Anne Chambers, Community Service
    Building community, creating brighter futures

    Sister June Dwyer, Health and Healing
    Nursing hope, healing families

    Claudine Labelle, Young Woman of Distinction
    An athletic spirit, a fit leader

    Noella Milne, Mentorship
    Elevating women in every domain

    Deborah Sinclair, Social Justice
    A pioneer in the movement to end violence against women

The awards will be presented during the 30th YWCA Women of Distinction Awards dinner, presented by Sun Life Financial, on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year celebrates 30 years of inspiration. Tables and tickets to attend the awards are available for purchase.

The award recipients are available for interviews in the period preceding the awards.

To read more about the recipients and for more information about the awards visit www.womenofdistinction.ca.


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

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