Voting is now open for the Connecting the Community Award, the “Peoples’ Choice” component of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards that also allows nominees to give back $10,000 to YWCA programs, thanks to Scotiabank.
All YWCA Women of Distinction nominees are eligible to win the Connecting the Community Award, which raises vital funds for women and children across Metro Vancouver.
How the Connecting the Community award works:
Each Women of Distinction nominee chooses a YWCA cause that is important to her for a chance to donate $10,000, courtesy of Scotiabank, to the cause of her choice.
Eligible YWCA causes include:
- Supporting quality early learning and child care
- Reducing child poverty
- Providing safe and affordable housing for single mothers and their children
- Creating healthy choices for youth
- Preventing violence against women
Each nominee shares her cause and why it is important to her, through social media. The public votes online and the nominee with the most votes receives the Connecting the Community Award. Scotiabank then donates $10,000 to her chosen YWCA cause on the night of the Awards!
You can vote once a day, and be sure to follow all steps to make your vote count. I am honoured to be among 86 outstanding women in Metro Vancouver have been nominated, recognized for their contributions to their workplace, industry, and community.
My Cause as a Nominee
I chose to support Healthy Choices for Youth since I benefitted from so many organized programs when I was young and without them, I wouldn’t be who I am today. From school athletics and mentorship, to summer camp and community clubs. I also found an interest in building websites when I was 17, which led to my current career in online media.
YWCA programs and services for youth include:
- After-school Youth Education programs
- High School Mentorship program
- Indigenous Mentorship program
- Employment programs and services for youth job seekers
- Support for young people leaving foster care
- Youth Advisory Committee
Click here to Vote for Rebecca Bollwitt »
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YWCA Metro Vancouver is dedicated to achieving women’s equality. Their mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities.