Category: Women of Distinction

30 May

Creating change at the 2014 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards

Last week, we hosted the 34th annual YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards (presented by Sun Life) to honour seven extraordinary women and raise essential funds for YWCA Toronto programs and services. In case you missed this remarkable event, check out our Storify recap of guests’ tweets and Instagrams throughout the evening. The ceremony was […]

23 May

34th Annual YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards

Last night, YWCA Toronto hosted our 34th annual Women of Distinction Awards at the historic and elegant Carlu in downtown Toronto. The evening was a resounding success: inspiring women, charming host Anne-Marie Mediwake, a beautiful venue, delicious food, a silent auction, and fantastic live performances by Megan De Lima, graduate of The Honey Jam. None […]

19 Mar

Announcing the 2014 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction

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On March 6th, in anticipation of International Women’s Day, YWCA Toronto announced the recipients of the 34th YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards at an alumnae reception hosted by TD Bank Group. The seven recipients are bold women whose vision and determination are significantly improving the lives of women and girls at home and abroad. […]

12 Jun

An evening in the life of a 2013 Woman of Distinction

  In her own words, 2013 Woman of Distinction award winner Dr. Ophira Ginsburg recounts her preparation for the awards ceremony on May 2, 2013 – a night she’ll always remember. The big day was finally here – the YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards! In anticipation of an exciting afternoon and evening ahead, I had switched […]

13 May

Our Moms…the original Women of Distinction

In celebration of Mother’s Day, some of our staff talk about why their mom is the original Woman of Distinction. No gender roles for Ivy As I write this my 82 year old mom is somewhere on the Asian continent travelling the historic trade route known as the Silk Road. Sometimes I get to travel […]

27 Apr

We’ve come a long way baby? Why we still need the Women of Distinction Awards

On May 16th, YWCA Toronto will host the 32nd Annual Women of Distinction Awards.  The Awards are about recognizing women’s achievements, highlighting our challenges and struggles and inspiring others to take action.  But hey, as the iconic cigarette ad slogan later used jeeringly by feminists says, haven’t we come a long way? After all this […]

23 Apr

Looking Back at the First Women of Distinction Awards

A look back at YWCA Toronto’s first Women of Distinction Awards in 1981 Now in it’s 32nd year, the Women of Distinction Awards is a gala event that celebrates the achievements of Toronto women, raises critical funds to support YWCA programs, and brings people together to network and be inspired. I can’t help but wonder […]

19 May

How to be a Woman of Distinction: Eight Steps

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When you were little what did you dream of?  Judging by the dreams of this year’s Women of Distinction, what you dream is certainly not where you might end up…but along the way you still have the powerful capacity to make a difference.  How? Without further delay, here is what I learned last night about […]